Wuqing district is one of sixteen administrative districts in Tianjin. With a history dating back to the Western Han Dynasty, it was formerly known as Quanzhou and Yongyang. It was renamed Wuqing in the first year of the Tang Dynasty's Tianbao era (742 AD). In 2000, it was transformed from a county to a district following approval by the State Council.
Encompassing a total area of 1,574 square kilometers, Wuqing comprises 5 streets and 24 towns. In 2021, the total registered population in the district reached 1.1 million, with a permanent resident population of 1.14 million. The urbanization rate reached 55.46%.
In recent years, Wuqing has diligently implemented the decisions and directives set forth by the CPC Tianjin Municipal Committee and the Tianjin Municipal People’s Government. It has seized the favorable opportunity for coordinated development in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, capitalizing on the unique conditions presented during this pivotal period, and is accelerating the promotion of high-quality development.
Despite the profound and complex changes in both domestic and international circumstances in 2021, Wuqing effectively managed the simultaneous tasks of pandemic prevention and control while promoting economic and social development. This resulted in a regional GDP of 94.20 billion yuan and a per capita disposable income of 35,940 yuan, representing a year-on-year growth rate of 8.3%.