A prefecture-level city in central Shandong province, People’s Republic of China. The administrative region of the city has an area of 15,859 km² and a population of about 9.36 million inhabitants. 1,261,582 people live in the actual urban settlement area of Weifang. Weifang is known for its handmade dragons, which are made in the city’s factories. Further, each year an international dragon festival takes place in the city. Next to production of handmade dragons, the regional metropolis has also some food factories.