Marugame, Kagawa

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Map of Kagawa Prefecture showing Marugame

Marugame (丸亀市, Marugame-shi) is a Japanese city in Kagawa Prefecture on the island of Shikoku.[1]

History[change | change source]

Marugame Castle

The castle town grew up around Marugame Castle which was built in 1597.[1]

The modern city was established in 1899.[2]

Since 1947, the city has hosted to an annual road running competition: the Marugame Half Marathon.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Deal, William E. (2005). Handbook to Life in Medieval and Early Modern Japan, p. 76.
  2. "Profile of Marugame City" at city.marugame.lg.jp; retrieved on 2013-2-25.
  3. Association of Road Racing Statisticians (ARRS), "Marugame Half Marathon"; retrieved on 2013-2-25.

Other websites[change | change source]

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