Location of Daisen in Tottori Prefecture
|• Mayor||Takayuki Yamaguchi (since April 2005)|
|• Total||189.83 km2 (73.29 sq mi)|
|Population (June 1, 2016)|
|• Density||86.2/km2 (223/sq mi)|
|• Tree||Taxus cuspidata|
|• Flower||Camellia sasanqua|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|City hall address||328 Mikushiya, Daisen, Saihaku-gun, Tottori-ken
As of June 1, 2016, Daisen had an estimated population of 16,357 and a population density of 86.2 persons per km². The total area is 189.79 square kilometres (73.28 sq mi). The town is known for Mount Daisen, the tallest mountain in the Chūgoku Region. The mountain was an early center of Shinto and Buddhist practice, and the town has numerous designated Cultural Properties of Japan.
Daisen is located to the west of Saihaku District. The north of the town has a broad coast along the Japan Sea, and its inland area sweeps up to the Chūgoku Region, specifically Mount Daisen. The Amida River flows north towards the Sea of Japan and forms an alluvial delta in Daisen.
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