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