Mount Kagikake, Kōfu, Tottori Prefecture
Location of Kōfu in Tottori Prefecture
|• Mayor||Toshirō Takeuchi (elected 2004)|
|• Total||124.66 km2 (48.13 sq mi)|
|Population (March 5, 2012)|
|• Density||27.2/km2 (70/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Japanese Beech (Buna)|
|Address||475 Ebi, Kōfu-chō, Tottori-ken 1689-4401|
|Website||Town of Kōfu, Official Site(Japanese)|
The name of the town of Kōfu was chosen in a referendum by its residents. In the Japanese language it is formed from two kanji characters. The first, 江, means "water", and the second, 府 means "center" or "core".
Kōfu is located in the Chūgoku Mountains. The northeast part of the town is on a plateau composed of pyroclastic soil. at the southern foot of Mount Daisen. The Hino River flows through the western part of the town. The southern part of the town, which borders Okayama Prefecture, is at a high altitude and is dominated by Mount Giboshi (1,110 metres (3,640 ft)), Mount Mihira (1,009.8 metres (3,313 ft)), and Mount Kenashi (1,218.4 metres (3,997 ft)).
Media related to Kōfu, Tottori at Wikimedia Commons
- Town of Kōfu, Official Site(Japanese)
- "江府町の人口" [Population of Kōfu] (in Japanese). Kōfu, Tottori Prefecture: Kōfu Town Office. 2012. Retrieved July 1, 2012.
- "江府（町）" [Kōfu]. Nihon Daihyakka Zensho (Nipponika) (in Japanese). Tokyo: Shogakukan. 2012. OCLC 153301537. Retrieved 2012-07-01.
- "江府町" [Kōfu]. Nihon Rekishi Chimei Taikei (in Japanese). Tokyo: Shogakukan. 2012. OCLC 173191044. Retrieved 2012-07-01. Unknown parameter