Dongying, a prefecture-level city, lies on the northern (Bohai Sea) coast of Shandong province, People's Republic of China. At the 2010 census, 2,035,300 people resided within its administrative area of 7,923 square kilometres. Dongying is home to the Shengli Oilfield, which is China's second largest oilfield only after Daqing. The prefecture-level city of Dongying administers 5 county-level divisions, including 2 districts and 3 counties: These are further divided into 43 township-level divisions, including 23 towns, 13 townships and 7 subdistricts. The city was established in 1983, as a base for developing the Yellow River Delta and China's second largest oilfield, Shengli Field. The oilfield was discovered in 1964 near a small village called Dongying, which gave its name to the city. Dongying is located on the banks of the Yellow River Delta of Northern Shandong Province.