Takaoka, Toyama

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Takaoka
高岡市
Takaoka montage
Takaoka montage
Flag of Takaoka
Official seal of Takaoka
Takaoka in Toyama Prefecture
Takaoka in Toyama Prefecture
Country Japan
RegionChūbu
Prefecture Toyama
Government
 • MayorYūki Kakuda
Area
 • Total209.6 km2 (80.9 sq mi)
Population
 (October 1, 2020)
 • Total166,393
 • Density793.9/km2 (2,056/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+09:00 (JST)
Postal code
933-8601
Area code16202-7
Phone number0766-20-1111
Address7-50 Hirokōji, Takaoka-shi, Toyama-ken
WebsiteOfficial website

Takaoka (高岡市, Takaoka-shi) is a city in Toyama Prefecture, Japan.

History[change | change source]

Takaoka was established in 1609.[1] It developed as a castle town.[2]

The modern city of Takaoka was established in 1889.

In 1933, Takaoka's large statue of the Buddha (Daibutsu) was created.

Geography[change | change source]

Surrounding municipalities[change | change source]

Demography[change | change source]

According to Japanese census data,[3]

1995 2000 2005 2010 2015 2020
186,827 185,682 181,229 176,061 172,125 166,393

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