Bizen, Okayama

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Bizen
備前市
City
Bizen City
Bizen City
Flag of Bizen
Flag
Official seal of Bizen
Seal
Location of Bizen in Okayama Prefecture
Location of Bizen in Okayama Prefecture
Bizen is located in Japan
Bizen
Bizen
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
Area
 • Total 258.23 km2 (99.70 sq mi)
Population (March 31, 2017[1])
 • Total 35,610
 • Density 140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Website www.city.bizen.okayama.jp
Hakuchō Masamune's birthplace

Bizen (備前市, Bizen-shi) is a city located in Okayama Prefecture, Japan.

History[edit]

The city was founded on April 1, 1971.

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.

The township of Imbe became a part of the city, which is particularly famous for its Bizen ware.

It is home to literary critic Hakuchō Masamune's birthplace, which is now a museum.

Population[edit]

As of March 2017, the city has an estimated population of 35,610 and a population density of 140 people per km².[1]

Notable people from Bizen[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 備前市の紹介. Bizen official website (in Japanese). Bizen City. Retrieved 14 April 2017. 

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