Toyama, Toyama

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Toyama

富山
富山市 · Toyama City
Official seal of Toyama
Flag
Location of Toyama in Toyama Prefecture
Location of Toyama in Toyama Prefecture
Toyama is located in Japan
Toyama
Toyama
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 36°41′45.3″N 137°12′49.3″E / 36.695917°N 137.213694°E / 36.695917; 137.213694Coordinates: 36°41′45.3″N 137°12′49.3″E / 36.695917°N 137.213694°E / 36.695917; 137.213694
CountryJapan
RegionChūbu (Hokuriku)
PrefectureToyama Prefecture
Government
 • MayorMasashi Mori (since January 2002)
Area
 • Total1,241.85 km2 (479.48 sq mi)
Population
(May 31, 2011)
 • Total417,324
 • Density336.05/km2 (870.4/sq mi)
Symbols
 • TreeZelkova serrata
 • FlowerThistle
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
City hall addressHigashi-shinmachi 7-38, Toyama City, Toyama Prefecture (富山県富山市東新町7番38号)
930-8510
WebsiteCity of Toyama

Toyama (富山市, Toyama-shi) is a city in the Chūbu region of Japan on the island of Honshu. It is the capital city of Toyama Prefecture.[1]

It has been recognized as a core city since 1996.[2]

History[change | change source]

In the pre-Meiji period, Toyama was a castle town and the capital of Etchū Province.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Toyama" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 991; "Chūbu" at p. 126.
  2. 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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