Himeji, Hyōgo

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Himeji
姫路市
Himeji Castle Nada Fighting Festival, Engyō-ji View from the castle, Ieshima, Mt. Seppiko
Himeji Castle
Nada Fighting Festival, Engyō-ji
View from the castle, Ieshima, Mt. Seppiko
Flag of Himeji
Official seal of Himeji
Location of Himeji in Hyōgo Prefecture
Location of Himeji in Hyōgo Prefecture
Himeji is located in Japan
Himeji
Himeji
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°49′N 134°41′E / 34.817°N 134.683°E / 34.817; 134.683Coordinates: 34°49′N 134°41′E / 34.817°N 134.683°E / 34.817; 134.683
CountryJapan
RegionKansai
PrefectureHyōgo Prefecture
First official recordsed3rd century AD
City settledApril 1, 1889
Government
 • MayorHideyasu Kiyomoto (from April 2019)
Area
 • Total534.43 km2 (206.34 sq mi)
Population
 (July 1, 2019)
 • Total530,517
 • Density992.68/km2 (2,571.0/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+09:00 (JST)
City hall address4-1 Yasuda
670-8501
Websitewww.city.himeji.lg.jp
Symbols
BirdWhite Heron
FlowerPecteilis radiata
TreeEvergreen Oak

Himeji (Japanese: 姫路市) is a city in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. It is on the island of Honshū. The city is well known for its landmark, Himeji Castle. It has been recognized as a core city since 1996.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 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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