Administrative Division
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Jiangmen at present has jurisdiction over the three districts of Pengjiang, Jianghai and Xinhui and the four county-level cities of Taishan, Kaiping, Heshan and Enping. The whole region is popularly known as Wuyi, meaning five counties.

 

Pengjiang District, with a land area of 321.79km2 and a registered resident population of about 482,500, lies on the north side of the Pengjiang River.

 

Jianghai District, with a land area of 109.16 km2 and a registered resident population of about 161,200, lies in the southeast of Jiangmen City.

 

Xinhui District is located in the southwest of Jiangmen. It is a famous cultural city of Guangdong and during the Sui and Tang Dynasties, it was called Gangzhou. In 1992 its status was changed from county to city and in 2002 it became a district of Jiangmen City. It has a land area of 1354.71 km2 and a registered resident population of 755,300.

 

Taishan City was originally called Xin-ning County which was first set up in 1499 (the twelfth year of the Hongzhi Reign period of the Ming Dynasty). In 1914 it was renamed Taishan County and in 1992 it was elevated to a city. It has a land area of 3286.3 km2 and a registered resident population of 982,800.

 

Kaiping was first established as a county in 1649 (the sixth year of the Shunzhi Reign period of the Qing Dynasty) and in 1993 its status was changed to city. It has a land area of 1656.94 km2 and a registered resident population of 685,200.

 

Heshan was first set up as a county in 1731 (the ninth year of the Yongzheng Reign period of the Qing Dynasty) and in 1958 it was combined with Gaoming Country to form Gaohe County. In 1981 it was separated from Gaoming and became Heshan County again. In 1993 it was granted the status of a city. It now has a land area of 1082.73 km2 and a registered resident population of 366,500.

 

Enping was first established as a county in 220 (the 25th year of the Jiang’an reign period of the Eastern Han Dynasty) and in 1994 it was elevated from county to city. It has a land area of 1693.60 km2 and a registered resident population of 499,400.

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