Akashi, Hyōgo

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Akashi

明石市
Akashi from Akashi Castle.
Akashi from Akashi Castle.
Flag of Akashi
Flag
Official seal of Akashi
Emblem
Akashi in Hyogo Prefecture Ja.svg
Akashi is located in Japan
Akashi
Akashi
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°39′N 135°0′E / 34.650°N 135.000°E / 34.650; 135.000Coordinates: 34°39′N 135°0′E / 34.650°N 135.000°E / 34.650; 135.000
CountryJapan
RegionKansai
PrefectureHyōgo Prefecture
First official recorded645 AD
City SettledNovember 1, 1919
Government
 • MayorFusaho Izumi (from May 2011)
Area
 • Total49.22 km2 (19.00 sq mi)
Population
 (April 1, 2017)
 • Total294,312
 • Density6,000/km2 (15,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+09:00 (JST)
City hall address1-5-1 Nakasaki, Akashi-shi, Hyogo-ken
673-8686
Websitewww.yokoso-akashi.jp/en/index.html
Symbols
FlowerChrysanthemums
TreeSweet Osmanthus
Akashi
Japanese name
Kanji明石市
Hiraganaあかしし
Katakanaアカシシ

Akashi (明石市, Akashi-shi) is a city located in southern Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan, on the Seto Inland Sea west of Kobe.