Uozu, Toyama

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Uozu Montage
Uozu Montage
Flag of Uozu
Official seal of Uozu
Uozu in Toyama Prefecture
Uozu in Toyama Prefecture
Country Japan
Prefecture Toyama
 • MayorAkira Muratsubaki
 • Total200.6 km2 (77.5 sq mi)
 (October 1, 2020)
 • Total40,535
 • Density202.1/km2 (523/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+09:00 (JST)
Postal code
Area code16204-3
Phone number0765-23-1019
Address1-10-1 Shakadō, Uozu-shi, Toyama-ken
WebsiteOfficial website

Uozu (魚津市, Uozu-shi) is a city in Toyama Prefecture, Japan.

History[change | change source]

Uozu developed as a castle town.[1]

In 1582, the forces of Oda Nobunaga forced the Uesugi clan to give up control of Uozu Castle.

In 1918, riots started in Uozo because of increases in rice prices.[2]

In 1956, a great fire ravished many buildings in Uozu.

Geography[change | change source]

Several rivers run through Uozu—the Fuse River, the Katakai River, the Kado River, and the Hayatsuki River.

Gold was discovered in the mountains of near Uozu.

Surrounding municipalities[change | change source]

Demography[change | change source]

According to Japanese census data,[3]

1995 2000 2005 2010 2015 2020
48,316 47,136 46,331 44,959 42,935 40,535

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