Enping administers an area of 1,698 km2 (656 sq mi) and had an estimated population of 460,000 in 2005. Its diaspora accounts for around 420,000 overseas Chinese. The area around Enping is known for its many hot springs.
Enping County was established in AD 220. Under the Qing, it made up part of the commandery of Zhaoqing and was one of the Four Counties responsible for much of the early Chinese diaspora from Guangdong in the 19th century. Many overseas Chinese trace their ancestry to Enping, particularly among the Chinese in Venezuela. Migrants from Enping and their families make up about 200,000 of the country's estimated 400,000 Chinese. Emigration to Venezuela occurred primarily in the decades including and following the World Wars, with the largest batch leaving at the end of the Cultural Revolution in the late 1970s. Enping was made a county-level city in 1994.
Enping comprises 10 towns, 3 sub-district offices, 4 farms and stations, and 174 village neighborhood committees.
|Name||Chinese (S)||Hanyu Pinyin||Population (2010)|
|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|
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