Takasaki, Gunma

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Takasaki
高崎市
Core city
City view from Takasaki Kannon
City view from Takasaki Kannon
Flag of Takasaki
Flag
Location of Takasaki in Gunma Prefecture
Location of Takasaki in Gunma Prefecture
Takasaki is located in Japan
Takasaki
Takasaki
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 36°19′N 139°0′E / 36.317°N 139.000°E / 36.317; 139.000Coordinates: 36°19′N 139°0′E / 36.317°N 139.000°E / 36.317; 139.000
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Gunma Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Kenji Tomioka (since May 2011)
Area
 • Total 459.41 km2 (177.38 sq mi)
Population (November 1, 2010)
 • Total 375,342
 • Density 817.01/km2 (2,116.0/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Zelkova serrata, Cyclobalanopsis
- Flower Sakura
- Bird Japanese Bush-warbler
Website www.city.takasaki.gunma.jp
Takasaki City Hall

Takasaki (高崎市 Takasaki-shi?, [takasakiɕi]) is a city in Gunma Prefecture, Japan.

As of November 1, 2010, the city has an estimated population of 375,342 and a population density of 817.01 persons per km². The total area is 459.41 km².

The city was founded on April 1, 1900. Takasaki is a regional transportation hub because its main train station, Takasaki Station, is the junction of several rail lines as well as a Shinkansen ("bullet train") stop.

Takasaki is famous as the hometown of the Daruma doll, theoretically representing the Buddhist sage Bodhidharma and in modern practice a symbol of good luck.

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