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Kōchi, Kōchi

Coordinates: 33°34′N 133°32′E / 33.567°N 133.533°E / 33.567; 133.533
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From top left: Katsurahama, Statue of Sakamoto Ryoma, View of Kōchi from Mt. Godai, Yosakoi Festival, Harimayabashi, Tosa Electric Railway, Kōchi Castle
Skyline of Kōchi
Japanese name

Kōchi (高知市, Kōchi-shi) is a Japanese city in Kōchi Prefecture on the island of Shikoku.[1] It is the capital city of the prefecture.[2]

The city of Kōchi is at Urado Bay on the Pacific coast.[3]

It has been recognized as a core city since 1998.[4]

History[change | change source]

Kōchi developed as a castle town which was the center of Tosa Province.[2]

Timeline[change | change source]

  • 1889 – Modern city was incorporated
  • 1904Tram service began
  • 1951 – Connection to the national rail network

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Deal, William E. (2005). Handbook to Life in Medieval and Early Modern Japan, p. 74.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2002). "Kōchi" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 538.
  3. Nussbaum, "Kōchi prefecture" at p. 538.
  4. 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]; "Kochi" at Triposo.com[permanent dead link]; excerpt, "... first core city on Shikoku". Retrieved 2012-12-5.

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33°34′N 133°32′E / 33.567°N 133.533°E / 33.567; 133.533