Ikaruga, Nara

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Ikaruga
斑鳩町
Town
Flag of Ikaruga
Flag
Location of Ikaruga in Nara Prefecture
Location of Ikaruga in Nara Prefecture
Ikaruga is located in Japan
Ikaruga
Ikaruga
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°37′N 135°44′E / 34.617°N 135.733°E / 34.617; 135.733Coordinates: 34°37′N 135°44′E / 34.617°N 135.733°E / 34.617; 135.733
Country Japan
Region Kansai
Prefecture Nara Prefecture
District Ikoma
Area
 • Total 14.27 km2 (5.51 sq mi)
Population (April 1, 2015)
 • Total 27,341
 • Density 1,900/km2 (5,000/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Japanese Black Pine
- Flower Camellia sasanqua
Address 3-7-12 Hōryūjinishi, Ikaruga-cho,
630-8580
Phone number 0745-74-1001
Website www.town.ikaruga.nara.jp/ENGLISH12/index-e.html
Tatsuta River
Gate to Horyū-ji in Ikaruga
Hokki-ji

Ikaruga (斑鳩町 Ikaruga-chō?) is a town in Ikoma District, Nara, Japan.

Ikaruga is home to Hōryū-ji and Hokki-ji, ancient Buddhist temples collectively inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage. Other ancient temples include Hōrin-ji, also in the vicinity of Hōryū-ji. The town was named after the Palace of Prince Shōtoku-Taishi, Ikaruga-no-Miya (Imperial Palace of Ikaruga, or Imperial House of Ikaruga), whose grounds were at Hōryū-ji, thus it is also called Ikaruga-dera (temple of Ikaruga).[citation needed]

As of April 1, 2015, the town has an estimated population of 27,341, with 11,308 households.[1] The total area is 14.27 km2 (6 sq mi).

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

Geography[edit]

Education[edit]

Elementary schools[edit]

  • Ikaruga Elementary School
  • Ikarugahigashi Elementary School
  • Ikaruganishi Elementary School

Junior high schools[edit]

  • Ikaruga Junior High School
  • Ikarugaminami Junior High School

High schools[edit]

  • Hōryū-ji International High School

Notable places[edit]

Temples and shrines[edit]

Kofun[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Rail[edit]

Road[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "市町村別推計人口・世帯数". Nara Prefecture. April 1, 2015. Retrieved May 5, 2015. 

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