Kasaoka, Okayama

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Kasaoka
笠岡市
City
Location of Kasaoka in Okayama Prefecture
Location of Kasaoka in Okayama Prefecture
Kasaoka is located in Japan
Kasaoka
Kasaoka
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°30′14″N 133°30′36″E / 34.50389°N 133.51000°E / 34.50389; 133.51000Coordinates: 34°30′14″N 133°30′36″E / 34.50389°N 133.51000°E / 34.50389; 133.51000
Country Japan
Region Chūgoku (San'yō)
Prefecture Okayama Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Norimoto Mishima (current)
Area
 • Total 136.03 km2 (52.52 sq mi)
Population (August 1, 2011)
 • Total 53,806
 • Density 395.55/km2 (1,024.5/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Ginkgo biloba
- Flower Chrysanthemum
Address 1-1 Chūō, Kasaoka-shi, Okayama-ken
714-8601
Phone number 81(0)865-69-2121

Kasaoka (笠岡市 Kasaoka-shi?) is a city located in Okayama Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on April 1, 1952.

As of August 1, 2011, the city has an estimated population of 53,806, with 22,413 households and a population density of 395.55 persons per km². The total area is 136.03 km².

Crime and safety[edit]

The Asano-gumi yakuza syndicate is based in Kasaoka. The Asano-gumi is the only designated yakuza group based in Okayama Prefecture.[1]

Sister cities[edit]

Kasaoka is twinned with:[2]

Notable residents[edit]

The famous Nihonga artist Ono Chikkyo (小野竹喬 1889-1979) was born here, and there is a museum exhibiting his works.

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External links[edit]

Media related to Kasaoka, Okayama at Wikimedia Commons