Nagaokakyō, Kyoto

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This article is about city in Kyoto Prefecture. For the historical capital of Japan, see Nagaoka-kyō.
Flag of Nagaokakyō
Location of Nagaokakyō in Kyoto Prefecture
Location of Nagaokakyō in Kyoto Prefecture
Nagaokakyō is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°56′N 135°42′E / 34.933°N 135.700°E / 34.933; 135.700Coordinates: 34°56′N 135°42′E / 34.933°N 135.700°E / 34.933; 135.700
Country Japan
Region Kansai
Prefecture Kyoto Prefecture
 • Total 19.18 km2 (7.41 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total 79,306
 • Density 4,100/km2 (11,000/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Website City of Nagaokakyō

Nagaokakyō (長岡京市 Nagaokakyō-shi?) is a city located in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan.

As of 2008, the city has an estimated population of 79,306 and a population density of 4,070.96 persons per km². The total area is 19.18 km².

The city was founded on October 1, 1972 replacing the town of Nagaoka, which was in turn incorporated by three villages on October 1, 1949. The name of city is derived from Nagaokakyō, the ancient Japanese capital Emperor Kammu established there from 784 until 794 although the major part of the capital including the imperial palace was in the area of present-day Muko.

The most popular event in Nagaokakyo is the Garasha Festival. It is usually held in November. Garasha is a wife whose husband is a Japanese "Busho". The Garasha Festival is held all over the Nagaokakyo.[citation needed]

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