Sōja, Okayama

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Sōja
総社市
City
Pagoda style Bichu Kokubunji
Pagoda style Bichu Kokubunji
Flag of Sōja
Flag
Location of Sōja in Okayama Prefecture
Location of Sōja in Okayama Prefecture
Sōja is located in Japan
Sōja
Sōja
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°39′33″N 133°45′58″E / 34.65917°N 133.76611°E / 34.65917; 133.76611Coordinates: 34°39′33″N 133°45′58″E / 34.65917°N 133.76611°E / 34.65917; 133.76611
Country Japan
Region Chūgoku (San'yō)
Prefecture Okayama Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Soichi Kataoka (since October 2007)
Area
 • Total 212.00 km2 (81.85 sq mi)
Population (April 30, 2011)
 • Total 67,357
 • Density 320/km2 (820/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Maple Leaf
- Flower Astragalus
- Bird Crane
Address 1-1-1 Chuo, Soja-shi, Okayama-ken
719-1192
Phone number 0866-92-8200
Website www.city.soja.okayama.jp

Sōja (総社市 Sōja-shi?) is a city located in Okayama Prefecture, Japan.

As of April 30, 2011, the city has an estimated population of 67,357, with 24,623 households and a population density of 317.72 persons per km². The total area is 212.00 km².[1]

History[edit]

In the 7th century, Ki Castle was built atop the mountain, Kijōyama. Long in ruins, excavation and partial reconstruction began in 1999.

The city was founded on March 31, 1954.[1]

On March 22, 2005, the villages of Yamate and Kiyone (both from Tsukubo District) were merged into Sōja.[1]

Geography[edit]

Adjacent municipalities[edit]

Sōja is surrounded by the following cities and towns, all within Okayama Prefecture.

Rivers[edit]

Mountains[edit]

Sister cities[edit]

Sōja has been twinned with Chino, Nagano in Japan since 1984.[2]

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