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|— City —|
|• Mayor||Mitsuo Kado|
|• Total||755.17 km2 (291.57 sq mi)|
|Population (April 2008)|
|• Density||147/km2 (380/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Japanese Beech|
|- Flower||Morning glory|
|- Bird||Japanese Bush-warbler|
|Address||2-1 Kuramitsu, Hakusan-shi, Ishikawa-ken
The city was founded on February 1, 2005 from the merger of the city of Mattō with seven towns and villages from Ishikawa District. As of April 1, 2008 population data, the city has an estimated population of 110,654 and a population density of 147 persons per km². The total area is 755.17 km².
Kōji Omote, a popular and successful mixed martial arts fighter, lives and trains in Hakusan.
Points of interest
- Ishikawa Forest Experiment Station
- Hakusan, the "White Mountain" from which the merged city took its name.
- Hakusan National Park
- Matto, also known as the city that never sleeps.
- Shinkai Palace, former home of the world famous Takoyaki Brothers, currently home to the Shinkai Five and DJ Pompoko.
- Tedori Gorge
- The Tedori River
- Torigoe Castle
- Matto Stadium is home to the city's major football club, FC Hokuriku (formerly Fervorosa Ishikawa, Fervorosa Hakusan and FC Goals) which competes in the Hokushinetsu Regional League.
- Tamariba Kansuke - UDON BAR
Hakusan's sister cities include:
- - Boston, Lincolnshire (United Kingdom)
- - Columbia, Missouri (U.S.A.)
- - Penrith, New South Wales (Australia)
Media related to Hakusan, Ishikawa at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (Japanese)
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