Toyama, Toyama

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Toyama

富山
富山市 · Toyama City
Flag of Toyama
Flag
Official seal of Toyama
Seal
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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