Enping

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Enping
恩平市
County-level city
Enping City (red) within Jiangmen City and Guangdong province
Enping City (red) within Jiangmen City and Guangdong province
Enping is located in Guangdong
Enping
Enping
Location of the city centre in Guangdong
Coordinates: 22°11′N 112°18′E / 22.183°N 112.300°E / 22.183; 112.300Coordinates: 22°11′N 112°18′E / 22.183°N 112.300°E / 22.183; 112.300
Country People's Republic of China
Province Guangdong
Prefecture-level city Jiangmen
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Enping
Chinese 恩平
Postal Map Yanping

Enping (Chinese: 恩平), is a county-level city in Guangdong province, People's Republic of China and is part of Jiangmen City.

Enping city is located in the south-west of Guangdong province, belonging to the Pearl River Delta region. It borders Kaiping to the northeast and Yangjing to the southwest and it is adjacent to the South China Sea; Hong Kong and Macau are located 180 nautical miles (330 km) and 110 nautical miles (200 km) away, respectively. It is one of Five Counties in Guangdong (was called Sze Yup with excluding Heshan).

The total area of Enping is 1,698 square kilometres (656 sq mi) and the population is over 480,000. There are over 42,000 overseas Chinese and Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan fellowmen from Enping inhabiting in over 50 countries and regions of the world, making Enping the famous hometown in China for the overseas Chinese. 10 towns, 3 sub-district offices, 4 farms and stations and 174 village neighborhood committees are established in the city.

As of 2005, there are 460,000 residents in Enping. Some of the earliest overseas Chinese came from Enping. There are 420,000 overseas Chinese with ancestry in Enping in over 50 countries.

Enping is known for the many hot springs in its countryside.

It was made a county in 220 AD and upgraded to a county-level city in 1994.

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温泉之乡 About 200000 have migrated to Venezuela. In fact, most of "Oversea Chineses" who are living in Venezuela come from Enping District. They moved there in several batches, among the two world wars and in the fifties and early sixties. However, the biggest influx really began in earnest following the end of the "Cultural Revolution" in the late 70's. The above figure cannot be confirmed with the Venezuelan official data. Most of these immigrants have become local citizens.