Naruto, Tokushima

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Naruto
鳴門市
City
Flag of Naruto
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Location of Naruto in Tokushima Prefecture
Location of Naruto in Tokushima Prefecture
Naruto is located in Japan
Naruto
Naruto
 
Coordinates: 34°10′N 134°37′E / 34.167°N 134.617°E / 34.167; 134.617Coordinates: 34°10′N 134°37′E / 34.167°N 134.617°E / 34.167; 134.617
Country Japan
Region Shikoku
Prefecture Tokushima Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Tadashi Yoshida
Area
 • Total 135.46 km2 (52.30 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 61,522
 • Density 454/km2 (1,180/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Ilex integra
- Flower Hamabō (Hibiscus hamabo)
Phone number 088-684-1111
Address 170 Muyachō Minamihama Higashihama, Naruto-shi, Tokushima-ken
772-8501
Website Naruto City

Naruto (鳴門市 Naruto-shi?) is a city located in Tokushima Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on March 15, 1947.

In the quinquennial census of 2010, the city had a population of 61,522 (2005: 63,200).[1] With a total area of 135.46 km², the population density is 454 persons per km².

The Naruto whirlpools are between Naruto and Awaji Island in Hyōgo.[2] The Ōtsuka Museum of Art is the largest exhibition space in Japan.[3]

Ryōzen-ji and Gokuraku-ji, the first two of the 88 temples of the Shikoku Pilgrimage, are in Naruto, along with Tōrin-in and Ōasahiko Jinja.

Naruto has the home stadium of professional soccer team Tokushima Vortis and of baseball team Tokushima Indigo Socks.

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