Location of Daisen in Tottori Prefecture
|• Mayor||Takayuki Yamaguchi (since April 2005)|
|• Total||189.79 km2 (73.28 sq mi)|
|Population (January 1, 2012)|
|• Density||91/km2 (240/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Taxus cuspidata|
|- Flower||Camellia sasanqua|
|Address||328 Mikushiya, Daisen, Saihaku-gun, Tottori-ken
As of January 1, 2011, Daisen had an estimated population of 17,241 and a population density of 90.84 persons per km². The total area is 189.79 square kilometres (73.28 sq mi). The town is known for Mount Daisen, the tallest mountain in the Chūgoku Region. The mountain was an early center of Shinto and Buddhist practice, and the town has numerous designated Cultural Properties of Japan.
Daisen is located to the west of Saihaku District. The north of the town has a broad coast along the Japan Sea, and its inland area sweeps up to the Chūgoku Region, specifically Mount Daisen. The Amida River flows north towards the Sea of Japan and forms an alluvial delta in Daisen.
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- "大山町 (Daisen-chō)". Nihon Daihyakka Zensho (Nipponika) (日本大百科全書(ニッポニカ). Tokyo: Shogakukan. 2012. Retrieved 2012-04-27.(Japanese)
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