Sonobe, Kyoto

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Sonobe (園部町 Sonobe-chō?) was a town located in Funai District, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan.

As of 2003, the town had an estimated population of 16,958 and a population density of 164.99 persons per km². The total area was 102.78 km².

On January 1, 2006, Sonobe, along with the towns of Hiyoshi and Yagi (all from Funai District), and the town of Miyama (from Kitakuwada District), was merged to create the city of Nantan.

Sonobe served as the administrative center of Nantan. It was the home town of the legendary video game designer Shigeru Miyamoto.

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