Gifu, Gifu

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Core city
岐阜市 · Gifu City
A closeup of Gifu's skyline
A closeup of Gifu's skyline
This official symbol pays homage to Gifu's original name, Inokuchi (井口).
Location of Gifu in Gifu Prefecture
Location of Gifu in Gifu Prefecture
Country Japan
Region Chūbu region
Prefecture Gifu Prefecture
 • Mayor Shigemitsu Hosoe
 • Total 202.89 km2 (78.34 sq mi)
Population (July 2011)
 • Total 412,895
 • Density 2,035.07/km2 (5,270.80/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Japanese Chinquapin
- Flower Scarlet Sage
Phone number 058-265-4141
Address 18 Imazawa-chō, Gifu-shi, Gifu-ken

Gifu (岐阜市, Gifu-shi) is a city in the Chūbu region of Japan on the island of Honshu.[1] It is the capital city of Gifu Prefecture.[2]

It has been recognized as a core city since 1996.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Deal, William E. (2005). Handbook to Life in Medieval and Early Modern Japan, p. 70.
  2. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Gifu" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 246; "Chūbu" at p. 126.
  3. 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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