Bizen, Okayama

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Location of Bizen in Okayama Prefecture
Location of Bizen in Okayama Prefecture
Bizen is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°45′N 134°11′E / 34.750°N 134.183°E / 34.750; 134.183Coordinates: 34°45′N 134°11′E / 34.750°N 134.183°E / 34.750; 134.183
Country Japan
Region Chūgoku (San'yō)
Prefecture Okayama Prefecture
 • Total 258.23 km2 (99.70 sq mi)
Population (March 22, 2005[1])
 • Total 41,954
 • Density 160/km2 (420/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)

Bizen (備前市 Bizen-shi?) is a city located in Okayama Prefecture, Japan. The city is particularly famous for its Bizen-yaki pottery. It is also home to literary critic Hakuchō Masamune's birthplace, which is now a museum. The city was founded on April 1, 1971.

As of 2003, the city had an estimated population of 28,030 and a population density of 209.71 persons per km². The total area was 133.66 km².

On March 22, 2005, the towns of Hinase and Yoshinaga (both from Wake District) were merged into Bizen. As of this merger, the total area became 258.23 km², and the population was 41,954.[1]

Hakuchō Masamune's birthplace


  1. ^ a b 備前市の紹介. Bizen official website (in Japanese). Bizen City. Retrieved 15 September 2011. 

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