Takahashi, Okayama

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Takahashi
高梁市
City
View of Downtown Takahashi, Okayama, from Atago Bridge
View of Downtown Takahashi, Okayama, from Atago Bridge
Flag of Takahashi
Flag
Location of Takahashi in Okayama Prefecture
Location of Takahashi in Okayama Prefecture
Takahashi is located in Japan
Takahashi
Takahashi
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°47′29″N 133°36′59″E / 34.79139°N 133.61639°E / 34.79139; 133.61639Coordinates: 34°47′29″N 133°36′59″E / 34.79139°N 133.61639°E / 34.79139; 133.61639
Country Japan
Region Chūgoku (San'yō)
Prefecture Okayama Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Takanori Kondo (since October 2010)
Area
 • Total 547.01 km2 (211.20 sq mi)
Population (April 30, 2011)
 • Total 34,119
 • Density 62.37/km2 (161.5/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Pinus densiflora
- Flower Cherry blossom
- Bird Megaceryle lugubris
Address 2043 Matsubara-dori, Takahashi-shi, Okayama-ken
716-8501
Phone number 0866-23-1555
Website www.city.takahashi.okayama.jp
Takahashi City Hall

Takahashi (高梁市 Takahashi-shi?) is a city located in Okayama Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on May 1, 1954.

As of April 30, 2011, the city has an estimated population of 34,119, with 13,990 households and a population density of 62.37 persons per km². The total area is 547.01 km².

Bitchū Matsuyama Castle overlooks the town. Another significant location is Raikyū-ji, a Buddhist temple with a historic garden.

On October 1, 2004, Takahashi absorbed the town of Ukan (from Jōbō District), and the towns of Nariwa, Kawakami and Bitchū (all from Kawakami District, to become the new and expanded city of Takahashi. Kawakami District was dissolved as a result of this merger.

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