Gifu, Gifu

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Core city
岐阜市 · Gifu City
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
Gifu, Gifu is located in Japan
Coordinates: 35°25′N 136°46′E / 35.417°N 136.767°E / 35.417; 136.767Coordinates: 35°25′N 136°46′E / 35.417°N 136.767°E / 35.417; 136.767
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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