Yamatokōriyama, Nara

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Yamatokōriyama
大和郡山市
City
Location of Yamatokōriyama in Nara Prefecture
Location of Yamatokōriyama in Nara Prefecture
Yamatokōriyama is located in Japan
Yamatokōriyama
Yamatokōriyama
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°39′N 135°47′E / 34.650°N 135.783°E / 34.650; 135.783Coordinates: 34°39′N 135°47′E / 34.650°N 135.783°E / 34.650; 135.783
Country Japan
Region Kansai
Prefecture Nara Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Kiyoshi Ueda
Area
 • Total 42.68 km2 (16.48 sq mi)
Population (August 31, 2006)
 • Total 93,280
 • Density 2,185.56/km2 (5,660.6/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Japanese Black Pine, Peking Willow
- Flower Chrysanthemum, Prunus jamasakura
Address 248-4 Kitakōriyama-chō, Yamatokōriyama-shi, Nara-ken
639-1198
Phone number 0743-53-1151
Website www.city.yamatokoriyama.nara.jp/index.htm

Yamatokōriyama (大和郡山市 Yamatokōriyama-shi?) is a city located in Nara Prefecture, Japan.

As of August 31, 2006, the city has an estimated population of 93,280 and a population density of 2,185.56 persons per km². The total area is 42.68 km².

Geography[edit]

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 settlement of Hieda, located east of the Saho River, is well known for its old fashioned buildings, which are surrounded by moats.

History[edit]

Town of Yamatokōriyama

The city was founded on January 1, 1954.[citation needed]

Economy[edit]

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.

Notable locations[edit]

Dainagon-zuka

Shrines[edit]

  • Himeta Shrine
  • Yanagisawa Shrine
  • Kasuga Shrine
  • Koizumi Shrine

Temples[edit]

  • Matsuo-dera
  • Yata-dera
  • Jikō-in
  • Kyūshō-ji
  • Kakuan-ji

Other[edit]

Education[edit]

High schools[edit]

  • Nara Gakuen
  • Koriyama High School

Sister cities[edit]

Yamatokōriyama has been twinned with Kofu, Yamanashi in Japan since 1992.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sister City Retrieved 7 November 2012.

External links[edit]