Kyōtanabe, Kyoto

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Kyōtanabe
京田辺市
City
Flag of Kyōtanabe
Flag
Location of Kyōtanabe in Kyoto Prefecture
Location of Kyōtanabe in Kyoto Prefecture
Kyōtanabe is located in Japan
Kyōtanabe
Kyōtanabe
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°49′N 135°46′E / 34.817°N 135.767°E / 34.817; 135.767Coordinates: 34°49′N 135°46′E / 34.817°N 135.767°E / 34.817; 135.767
Country Japan
Region Kansai
Prefecture Kyoto Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Akezo Ishii (since April 2007)
Area
 • Total 42.94 km2 (16.58 sq mi)
Population (January 1, 2012)
 • Total 64,513
 • Density 1,500/km2 (3,900/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Triadica sebifera
- Flower Azalea
Address Tanabe 80, Kyo-tanabe City, Kyoto Prefecture (京都府京田辺市田辺80番地)
610-0393
Phone number 81-(0)774-63-1123
Website City of Kyōtanabe

Kyōtanabe (京田辺市 Kyōtanabe-shi?) is a city located in the southern tip of Kyoto Prefecture, Japan.

As of January 1, 2012, the city has an estimated population of 64,513, with 25,521 households and a population density of 1,500 persons per km². The total area is 42.94 km².

History[edit]

Kyōtanabe was briefly the capital of Japan during the reign of Emperor Keitai. The life of the Imperial court was centered at Tsutsuki Palace where the emperor lived in 511–518.[1]

The modern city was founded on April 1, 1997, after the town of Tanabe was reorganized into the city of Kyōtanabe. The Kyō- was added to distinguish it from the city of Tanabe, Wakayama.

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