Weihai 威海 (pop:2,500,000) is a city in Shandong Province, North East China. It is located near the tip of the Shandong Peninsula, facing the Bohai Sea.
Weihai borders Yantai to the west and the Yellow Sea to the east. Weihai's population was 2,804,771 as of the 2010 census. Amongst them, 844,310 lived in the current built-up (metro) area (Huancui district) even though Wendeng district is soon being conurbated. Rongcheng, a county-level city within Weihai, has a built up area with 714,355 inhabitants. A subway is planned with 4 lines and 204,6 km to link all city districts. The first phase, Line 1 and 2 is planned for 2025. Between 1898 and 1930, the city was part of the British leased territory of Weihaiwei; during this time, the city itself was known as Port Edward and served as the capital of Weihaiwei. Weihaiwei was the base for the Beiyang Fleet during the Qing Dynasty. In 1895, the Japanese captured it in the Battle of Weihaiwei, which is regarded as the last major battle of the First Sino-Japanese War.