Heyuan, one of the cities in Guangdong province, covers a large area of 15,800 square kilometers. It consists of the Yuan District and 5 counties: Dongyuan County, Zijin County, Longchuan County, Heping County and Lianping County.
There are a lot of scenic spots in Heyuan. In urban area, there are the highest fountain of Asia, Xinfengjiang National Forest Park, Dagui Mountain scenic area, and the biggest artificial lake, Wanlu Lake in south China; and there are also the newly developed Sujiawei and Jinghuayuan scenic spots; besides, Heyuan has a long history and people found some dinosaur egg, the dinosaur bone and Ammonoid fossils, etc. In Longchuan, there are the famous historical cultural city--Tuo city in Guangdong, Huo Mountain, and Shuikeng scenic area as well; Zijin is famous for the former residence of SunZhongshan -Sunwupai; there is also beautiful landscape in Neiguan of Lianping and Zhangxi Huanglong Rock in Dongyuan.
At the end of 2003, the city had a public security census register population of 3,341,300 which includes 470,000 overseas compatriots who are inhabited in the northeast Asia ,America, Canada, and Australia, etc and 280,000Hongkong, Macao, Taiwan compatriots and also 13,000 returned overseas Chinese.
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