Location of Yamatokōriyama in Nara Prefecture
|• Mayor||Kiyoshi Ueda|
|• Total||42.68 km2 (16.48 sq mi)|
|Population (August 31, 2006)|
|• Density||2,185.56/km2 (5,660.6/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Japanese Black Pine, Peking Willow|
|- Flower||Chrysanthemum, Prunus jamasakura|
|Address||248-4 Kitakōriyama-chō, Yamatokōriyama-shi, Nara-ken
Located in the northern portion of the Nara Basin, the Saho River and the Tomio River flow through. The majority of the city is flat, although the portion west of the Tomio River is a little elevated. There are many ponds in the city, which were created for cultivating goldfish.
The city was founded on January 1, 1954.
The culture of Japanese carp known as koi is famous. In the Edo period, samurai began to cultivate these goldfish as a side job. Yamatokoriyama's share of the koi industry is the largest in Japan. While Yamatokoriyama's involvement in this industry continues, in recent years it has begun to decline from lack of interest in younger generations.
- Himeta Shrine
- Yanagisawa Shrine
- Kasuga Shrine
- Koizumi Shrine
- Dainagon-zuka (grave of Toyotomi Hidenaga)
- Nara Gakuen
- Koriyama High School
- Sister City Retrieved 7 November 2012.
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