Fujiidera, Osaka

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Fujiidera
藤井寺市
Fujiidera city office
Fujiidera city office
Flag of Fujiidera
Official seal of Fujiidera
Fujiidera is located in Japan
Fujiidera
Fujiidera
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°34′N 135°36′E / 34.567°N 135.600°E / 34.567; 135.600Coordinates: 34°34′N 135°36′E / 34.567°N 135.600°E / 34.567; 135.600
CountryJapan
RegionKansai
PrefectureOsaka Prefecture
Government
 • MayorKazuhiko Iseki
Area
 • Total8.89 km2 (3.43 sq mi)
Population
 (October 1, 2016)
 • Total65,075
 • Density7,300/km2 (19,000/sq mi)
Symbols
 • TreeUme
 • FlowerChrysanthemum
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
City hall address1-1-1 Ichioka, Fujiidera-shi, Ōsaka-fu
583-8583
Websitewww.city.fujiidera.osaka.jp

Fujiidera (藤井寺市, Fujiidera-shi) is a city in the middle region of Osaka Prefecture in Japan.

The municipality calls itself "Fujidera City" in English.[1]

History[change | change source]

According to the Imperial Household Agency, Emperor Chūai and Emperor Ingyō are buried in an earthen tumulus (kofun) at Fujiidera.[2] Chūai and Ingyō are venerated at a memorial Shinto shrine (misasagi) at this site.[3]

The present city was established in 1966.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Fujidera City, 藤井寺市の歴史 ("History of the city Fujiidera"); retrieved 2012-4-1.
  2. Gowland, William. "The Burial Mounds and Dolmens of the Early Emperors of Japan," The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, Vol. 37, Jan.-Jun., 1907, pp. 10-46; retrieved 2011-10-16.
  3. Imperial Household Agency (Kunaichō), 允恭天皇 (19); retrieved 2012-4-1.

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