Tatsuno, Hyōgo

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Tatsuno
たつの市
City
Top left:Tatsuno Castle, Top right:Tatsuno Park, left:Tatsuno Castle, Top right:Tatsuno Park, Middle left:Port of Murotsu, Middle right:iinonimasu Amaterasu Shrine, Bottom left:Ibo River, Bottom right:Panorama view of downtown Tatsuno
Top left:Tatsuno Castle, Top right:Tatsuno Park, left:Tatsuno Castle, Top right:Tatsuno Park, Middle left:Port of Murotsu, Middle right:iinonimasu Amaterasu Shrine, Bottom left:Ibo River, Bottom right:Panorama view of downtown Tatsuno
Flag of Tatsuno
Flag
Location of Tatsuno in Hyōgo Prefecture
Location of Tatsuno in Hyōgo Prefecture
Tatsuno is located in Japan
Tatsuno
Tatsuno
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°51′03″N 134°32′43″E / 34.85083°N 134.54528°E / 34.85083; 134.54528Coordinates: 34°51′03″N 134°32′43″E / 34.85083°N 134.54528°E / 34.85083; 134.54528
Country Japan
Region Kansai
Prefecture Hyōgo Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Masanori Nishida (since November 2005)
Area
 • Total 210.93 km2 (81.44 sq mi)
Population (April 30, 2011)
 • Total 81,087
 • Density 380/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Prunus mume
- Flower Cherry blossom
Address Tatsuno Tominaga 1005-1, Tatsuno City, Hyogo Prefecture (兵庫県たつの市龍野町富永1005-1)
679-4192
Phone number 81-(0)791-64-3131
Website City of Tatsuno

Tatsuno (たつの市 Tatsuno-shi?) is a city located in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on April 1, 1951.

On October 1, 2005, the towns of Ibogawa, Mitsu and Shingū (all from Ibo District) were merged into Tatsuno. To reflect the new character of the city, the kanji characters in the city's name were changed from 龍野市? to たつの市?.

As of April 30, 2011, the city has an estimated population of 81,087, with 29,212 households and a population density of 384.43 persons per km². The total area is 210.93 km².

Murotsu Port
Bourg in Tatsuno Castle (Old city)

Famous people[edit]

Miki Rofu, composer of the folk melody "Akatonbo" (The red dragonfly) and Fumito Ueda, director of Ico and Shadow of the Colossus were born in Tatsuno.

Industries[edit]

Tatsuno is famous for production as Sōmen and Soy sauce in Japan.[citation needed]

External links[edit]

Media related to Tatsuno, Hyōgo at Wikimedia Commons