Nirasaki, Yamanashi

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Nirasaki
韮崎市
City
Ganjo-ji temple in Nirasaki
Ganjo-ji temple in Nirasaki
Flag of Nirasaki
Flag
Official seal of Nirasaki
Seal
Location of Nirasaki in Yamanashi Prefecture
Location of Nirasaki in Yamanashi Prefecture
Nirasaki is located in Japan
Nirasaki
Nirasaki
 
Coordinates: 35°42′21″N 138°26′57″E / 35.70583°N 138.44917°E / 35.70583; 138.44917Coordinates: 35°42′21″N 138°26′57″E / 35.70583°N 138.44917°E / 35.70583; 138.44917
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Kantō)
Prefecture Yamanashi Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Komei Yokouchi (since November 2006)
Area
 • Total 143.73 km2 (55.49 sq mi)
Population (July 1 2012)
 • Total 32,084
 • Density 223/km2 (580/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
-Tree Cherry blossom
-Flower Zelkova serrata
-Bird Falco tinnunculus
Phone number 0551-22-1111
Address 1-3-1 Suijin, Nirasaki-shi, Yamanashi-ken
Postal Code 407-8501

Nirasaki (韮崎市 Nirasaki-shi?) is a city in central Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan.

As of July 2012, the city has an estimated population of 32,084 and a population density of 223 persons per km². The total area was 132.73 km².[citation needed]

Geography[edit]

Nirasaki is located in northeastern Yamanashi Prefecture, bordered to the east and west by the Minami Alps National Park.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area around present-day Nirasaki was the ancestral homeland of the Takeda clan, which dominated Kai Province in the Sengoku period. During the Edo period, the area was tenryō territory under the direct administration of the Tokugawa shogunate, and the village of Niirasaki was a post town on the Kōshū Kaidō highway. During the early Meiji period, the area was organized into 14 villages under Kitakoma District, Yamanashi. Nirasaki was elevated to town status on September 20, 1892. Modern Nirasaki City was founded by merger of Nirasaki with ten surrounding villages on October 10, 1954.

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