Gifu

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Gifu
岐阜市
Core city
Clockwise from top left: Cormorant fishing in Nagara River, Gifu Great Buddha Statue, View of Nagara River and Mount Kinka, Gifu City Tower 43, View of downtown Gifu from Mount Kinka panorama road, Gifu Castle
Clockwise from top left: Cormorant fishing in Nagara River, Gifu Great Buddha Statue, View of Nagara River and Mount Kinka, Gifu City Tower 43, View of downtown Gifu from Mount Kinka panorama road, Gifu Castle
Flag of Gifu
Flag
[1]
Seal
Location of Gifu in Gifu Prefecture
Location of Gifu in Gifu Prefecture
Gifu is located in Japan
Gifu
Gifu
 
Coordinates: 35°25′23.6″N 136°45′38.8″E / 35.423222°N 136.760778°E / 35.423222; 136.760778Coordinates: 35°25′23.6″N 136°45′38.8″E / 35.423222°N 136.760778°E / 35.423222; 136.760778
Country Japan
Region Chūbu
Prefecture Gifu
Government
 • Mayor Shigemitsu Hosoe
Area
 • Total 203.60 km2 (78.61 sq mi)
Population (December 1, 2017)
 • Total 411,722 [2]
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City symbols  
- Tree Japanese Chinquapin [3]
- Flower Scarlet Sage[3]
Phone number 0581-22-2111
Address 18 Imazawa-chō, Gifu-shi, Gifu-ken 500-8701
Website Official website

Gifu (岐阜市, Gifu-shi) is a city in the Chūbu region of Japan on the island of Honshu.[4] It is the capital city of Gifu Prefecture.[5]

It has been recognized as a core city since 1996.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. This official symbol pays homage to Gifu's original name, Inokuchi (井口).
  2. "Gifu City official home page" (in Japanese). City of Gifu. 1 December 2017. Retrieved 26 December 2017. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "市のシンボル(市章、市の花・木)". City of Gifu Official Web Site (in Japanese). City of Gifu. Retrieved 26 December 2017. 
  4. Deal, William E. (2005). Handbook to Life in Medieval and Early Modern Japan, p. 70.
  5. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Gifu" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 246; "Chūbu" at p. 126.
  6. Jacobs, A.J. "Japan's Evolving Nested Municipal Hierarchy: The Race for Local Power in the 2000s," Urban Studies Research, Vol. 2011 (2011), p. 8 [PDF 8 of 14]; retrieved 2012-12-5.

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