Isehara, Kanagawa

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Isehara
伊勢原市
City
Isehara City Hall
Isehara City Hall
Flag of Isehara
Flag
Official seal of Isehara
Seal
Location of Isehara in Kanagawa Prefecture
Location of Isehara in Kanagawa Prefecture
Isehara is located in Japan
Isehara
Isehara
 
Coordinates: 35°23′N 139°18′E / 35.383°N 139.300°E / 35.383; 139.300Coordinates: 35°23′N 139°18′E / 35.383°N 139.300°E / 35.383; 139.300
Country Japan
Region Kantō)
Prefecture Kanagawa Prefecture
Government
 • - Mayor Matsutaro Takayama (since October 2012)
Area
 • Total 55.52 km2 (21.44 sq mi)
Population (June 1, 2012)
 • Total 101,052
 • Density 1,820/km2 (4,700/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Castanopsis
- Flower Chinese bellflower
- Bird Copper Pheasant
Phone number 0463-94-4711
Address 348, Tanaka, Isehara-shi, Kanagawa-ken 259-1188
Website www.city.isehara.kanagawa.jp

Isehara (伊勢原市 Isehara-shi?) is a city located in central Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.

As of June 2012, the city has an estimated population of 101,052 and a population density of 1,820 persons per km². The total area is 55.52 km².

Geography[edit]

Isehara is located in the hilly center of Kanagawa Prefecture. A large portion of the city is within the Tanzawa-Ōyama Quasi-National Park.

Surrounding Municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area of present-day Isehara City was part of several large shōen in Sagami Province during the Kamakura period. 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?), Kanagawa Prefecture and became Isehara Town on April 1, 1889. On March 26, 1896, Ōsumi District and Yurugi District were merged to create Naka District. The town began to experience rapid growth after the opening of Isehara Station on the Odakyu Electric Railway on April 1, 1929. On December 21, 1954, the town expanded through merger with neighboring Oyama Town and three villages. Its area expanded further on September 30, 1956 through annexation of a portion of neighboring Okazaki Village. Isehara was elevated to city status on March 1, 1971.

Economy[edit]

Known primarily as a bedroom community for Yokohama and the greater Tokyo area, Isehara is also home to Amada Co, a machine tool manufacturer and a number of manufacturing plants. It is also home to a Maru-Chan (Toyo Suisan) instant noodle factory.

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Noted people from Isehara[edit]

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