Hadano, Kanagawa

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Hadano
秦野市
City
Panorama view of Hadano and Sagami Bay from Mount Kunugi
Panorama view of Hadano and Sagami Bay from Mount Kunugi
Flag of Hadano
Flag
Official seal of Hadano
Seal
Location of Hadano in Kanagawa Prefecture
Location of Hadano in Kanagawa Prefecture
Hadano is located in Japan
Hadano
Hadano
 
Coordinates: 35°22′N 139°13′E / 35.367°N 139.217°E / 35.367; 139.217Coordinates: 35°22′N 139°13′E / 35.367°N 139.217°E / 35.367; 139.217
Country Japan
Region Kantō)
Prefecture Kanagawa Prefecture
Government
 • -Mayor Furuya Yoshiyuki
Area
 • Total 103.61 km2 (40.00 sq mi)
Population (June 1, 2012)
 • Total 169,893
 • Density 1,640/km2 (4,200/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Camellia sasanqua and Magnolia kobus
- Flower Hydrangea and Dianthus
- Bird Japanese Bush-warbler
Phone number 0463-82-5111
Address 1-3-2 Sakuracho, Hadano-shi, Kanagawa-ken 257-0003
Website www.city.hadano.kanagawa.jp
Hadano City Hall

Hadano (秦野市 Hadano-shi?) is a city located in west-central Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.

As of June 2012, the city has an estimated population of 169,983 and a population density of 1,640 persons per km². The total area is 103.61 km².

Geography[edit]

Hadano is located in the hills of west-central Kanagawa Prefecture. About half of the city area is within the borders of the Tanzawa-Ōyama Quasi-National Park.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The name "Hadano" appears as a geographic term in the Heian period Wamyō Ruijushō, as "Hatano", and there has been scholarly speculation as to possible connections with the Nara period Hata clan. From the late Heian period until the Kamakura period, the area was divided into shoen controlled by descendants of Fujiwara no Hidesato, including the Sengoku period daimyo, the Hatano clan. During the Edo period, it was nominally part of Odawara Domain, although large portions were tenryō territory controlled by the Shogun in Edo through various hatamoto.

After the Meiji Restoration and with the establishment of the district system in 1878, the area came under the control of Ōsumi District (大住郡 Ōsumi-gun?) and became Hadano town on April 1, 1889. On March 26, 1896, Ōsumi District and Yurugi District were merged to form Naka District. The town began to experience rapid growth after the opening of the Odakyu Electric Railway in 1927. Hadano became a city on January 1, 1955 through the merger of former towns of Hadano and Minamihadano with the villages of Kitahadano and Higashihadano. The new city annexed neighboring the village of One, and the village of Kamihadano (from Ashigarakami District) later the same year, and annexed the town of Nishihadano in 1964.

Economy[edit]

Hadano was a regional commercial center during the Edo period following the introduction of tobacco cultivation to the area. The curtains closed on the industry's 300-year history in 1984, and the local farmers have largely converted to production of green tea and ornamental flowers. A former tobacco-trading center and processing plant belonging to Japan Tobacco and Salt Public Corporation (now Japan Tobacco) has been replaced by a large shopping mall.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highways[edit]

Tourist attractions[edit]

Sister cities[edit]

Notable people from Hadano[edit]

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