Takasaki (高崎市 Takasaki-shi) is a city located in Gunma Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on April 1, 1900. Takasaki is a regional transportation hub because its train station (Takasaki Station) is the junction of several rail lines as well as a Shinkansen ("bullet train") stop. As of November 1, 2010, the city had an estimated population of 375,342 and a total area of 459.41 km², giving a population density of 817.01 persons per km².
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.
- On January 23, 2006, the towns of Gunma, Kurabuchi and Misato, all from Gunma District, and the town of Shinmachi, from Tano District, merged into the expanded city of Takasaki.
- On October 1, 2006, the town of Haruna, from Gunma District, merged into Takasaki. Gunma District was dissolved as a result of this merger.
- On June 1, 2009, the town of Yoshii, from Tano District, merged into Takasaki.
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