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Full nameMaoming
Official name茂名
Other nameThe Oil City of south china 南方油城
Settlement typePrefecture-level city
City seatMaonan District
CPC Committee SecretaryLuo Yinguo (罗荫国)
MayorDeng Haiguang (邓海光)
Total Area4422.8 sq mi (11458 km2)
Total Population5817753 (2010 census)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Urban (pop.)1028500
Metro (pop.)1028500
Major NationalitiesHan
Other information
Time zoneChina Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code525000 (Urban center)
525100-525400 (Other areas)
Area code668
GDP (2009)¥ 123.98 billion in total;
¥ 20,118 per capita
License Plate Prefix粤K
County-level divisions6
Township-level divisionsunknown
Coastline220 km

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Maoming ( ) is located in southwestern Guangdong province, People's Republic of China. Facing the South China Sea to the city's south, Maoming city neighbors Zhanjiang in the west and is 362 km (224.9 mi) from Guangzhou and 121 km (75.2 mi) from Zhanjiang. The Maoming Port is a Grade I port that handled 16.8 million tons of cargo in 2007. Refined oil and aquatic products are the major export products from the city. Major export destinations include Hong Kong, Macau and ASEAN member nations.

As of the end of 2010, Maoming has a population of 5,817,753 inhabitants whom 1,028,500 in the built up area made of 2 urban districts (Maonan and Maogang) with a birth rate 11.04‰. The city's GDP (2009) was RMB 123.98 billion (US$18.16 billion), up by 10.3% over the previous year. According to unverified source Maoming's GDP ranked 8th in Guangdong's 21 cities and ranked 70th of China's 656 cities in 2009.

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