Kōya, Wakayama

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Kōya
高野町
Town
View of sightseeing of Mount Koya spot, with one of UNESCO World Heritage site
View of sightseeing of Mount Koya spot, with one of UNESCO World Heritage site
Location of Kōya in Wakayama Prefecture
Location of Kōya in Wakayama Prefecture
Kōya is located in Japan
Kōya
Kōya
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°13′N 135°35′E / 34.217°N 135.583°E / 34.217; 135.583Coordinates: 34°13′N 135°35′E / 34.217°N 135.583°E / 34.217; 135.583
Country Japan
Region Kansai
Prefecture Wakayama Prefecture
District Ito
Government
 • Mayor Takeji Kise (since May 2010)
Area
 • Total 137.08 km2 (52.93 sq mi)
Population (October 1, 2010)
 • Total 3,879
 • Density 28/km2 (73/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Sciadopitys verticillata
- Flower Rhododendron
Address Oji Koyasan 636, Koya Town, Ito District, Wakayama Prefecture (和歌山県伊都郡高野町大字高野山636)
648-0281
Phone number 81-(0)736-56-3000
Website Town of Kōya

Kōya (高野町 Kōya-chō?) is a town located on a plateau atop Mt. Koya in Ito District, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan. The town is known as the headquarters of the Shingon sect of Japanese Buddhism.

As of October 1, 2010, the town has an estimated population of 3,879 and a density of 28.30 persons per km². The total area is 137.08 km².

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