Enping City (red) within Jiangmen City and Guangdong province
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|Time zone||China Standard (UTC+8)|
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.
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.
|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|
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.
- 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.
|This article relies largely or entirely upon a single source. (November 2007)|