Enping

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Enping
恩平市
County-level city
Jinjiang Reservoir
Jinjiang Reservoir
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 Yanping

Enping (‹The template Zh is being considered for merging.› 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.

Subdivisions[edit]

Name Chinese (S) Hanyu Pinyin Population (2010)[1]
Encheng Subdistrict 恩城街道 Ēnchéng Jiēdào 197,788
Hengbei Town 横陂镇 Héngbēi Zhèn 31,694
Shengtang Town 圣堂镇 Shèngtáng Zhèn 25,038
Liangxi Town 良西镇 Liángxī Zhèn 20,091
Shahu Town 沙湖镇 Shāhú Zhèn 56,217
Niujiang Town 牛江镇 Niújiāng Zhèn 23,430
Juntang Town 君堂镇 Jūntáng Zhèn 46,475
Datian Town 大田镇 Dàtián Zhèn 27,943
Naji Town 那吉镇 Nàjí Zhèn 19,384
Dahuai Town 大槐镇 Dàhuái Zhèn 18,625
Dongcheng Town 东成镇 Dōngchéng Zhèn 26,129

Dispora[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ shi, Guo wu yuan ren kou pu cha ban gong; council, Guo jia tong ji ju ren kou he jiu ye tong ji si bian = Tabulation on the 2010 population census of the people's republic of China by township / compiled by Population census office under the state; population, Department of; statistics, employment statistics national bureau of (2012). Zhongguo 2010 nian ren kou pu cha fen xiang, zhen, jie dao zi liao (Di 1 ban. ed.). Beijing Shi: Zhongguo tong ji chu ban she. ISBN 978-7-5037-6660-2. 

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