Kaiping is a county-level city in Guangdong province, People's Republic of China. It is located in the Pearl River Delta and is part of the Greater Taishan Region, the ancestral homeland of many Overseas Chinese. It has a population of 680,000 as of 2003 and an area of 1,659 square kilometres (641 sq mi). The locals speak a variant of the Taishan dialect.
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