Miyazu, Kyoto

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Miyazu
宮津市
City
Flag of Miyazu
Flag
Location of Miyazu in Kyoto Prefecture
Location of Miyazu in Kyoto Prefecture
Miyazu is located in Japan
Miyazu
Miyazu
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°32′N 135°12′E / 35.533°N 135.200°E / 35.533; 135.200Coordinates: 35°32′N 135°12′E / 35.533°N 135.200°E / 35.533; 135.200
Country Japan
Region Kansai
Prefecture Kyoto Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Shoji Inoue (since July 2006)
Area
 • Total 169.31 km2 (65.37 sq mi)
Population (May 31, 2011)
 • Total 21,512
 • Density 127.06/km2 (329.1/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Pinus
- Flower Cryptotaenia, Azalea
Address Yanaginawate 345-1, Miyazu City, Kyoto Prefecture (京都府宮津市字柳縄手345ー1)
626-0024
Phone number 81-(0)772-22-2121

Miyazu (宮津市 Miyazu-shi?) is a city located in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on June 1, 1954.

As of May 31, 2011, the city has an estimated population of 21,512, with 8,360 households and a population density of 127.06 persons per km². The total area is 169.31 km².

History[edit]

An Imperial decree in July 1899 established Miyazu as an open port for trading with the United States and the United Kingdom.[1]

Located in Miyazu City is Amanohashidate or the "bridge to heaven", said to be one of Japan's three most beautiful sights. The naturally formed land bridge is 3.6 kilometres (2.2 mi) long and covered in pine trees.

Sister cities[edit]

Country City State / Region Since
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External links[edit]

Amanohashidate