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Location of Kashihara in Nara Prefecture
|• Mayor||Yutaka Morishita|
|• Total||39.52 km2 (15.26 sq mi)|
|Population (January 1, 2010)|
|• Density||3,176.79/km2 (8,227.8/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Flower||Common gardenia|
|Address||1-1-18 Yagi-chō, Kashihara-shi, Nara-ken
The city was founded on February 11, 1956. The former mayor was Yutaka Asoda, who was elected to his third term of office in 2003. The present mayor is Yutaka Morishita, who was elected in 2007.
The exact spot of Emperor Jimmu's descent to earth was debated for centuries until in 1863 an area that is now part of the city was claimed to be the exact location. The city was the location of the Imperial capital Fujiwara-kyō, from 694 to 710.
At that time it was said to be one of the two richest cities of Japan: Umi no Sakai, Riku no Imai (tr. "by the sea, Sakai – inland, Imai" - Imai now being a part of Kashihara).
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