Fukuchiyama, Kyoto

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Location of Fukuchiyama in Kyōto Prefecture
Location of Fukuchiyama in Kyōto Prefecture
Fukuchiyama is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°18′N 135°8′E / 35.300°N 135.133°E / 35.300; 135.133Coordinates: 35°18′N 135°8′E / 35.300°N 135.133°E / 35.300; 135.133
Country Japan
Region Kansai
Prefecture Kyōto Prefecture
 • Mayor Otohiko Takahi
 • Total 552.57 km2 (213.35 sq mi)
Population (March 2008)
 • Total 82,425
 • Density 146/km2 (380/sq mi)
 • Tree Japanese zelkova, oak, Japanese cypress, and ume
 • Flower Chinese bellflower, satsuki azalea, Lespedeza, Japanese azalea (Rhododendron molle subsp. japonicum), and wisteria
 • Bird Japanese bush-warbler and green pheasant
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City Hall Address 13-1 Naiki, Fukuchiyama-shi
Website www.city.fukuchiyama.kyoto.jp

Fukuchiyama (福知山市 Fukuchiyama-shi?) is a city located in northern Kyoto Prefecture, Japan, on the Yura River. It is about 25 km inland from the Sea of Japan at the southern end of the Fukuchiyama Valley, and is surrounded by mountains to the south, west, and east. The city was founded on April 1, 1937.

As of 2008, the city has an estimated population of 82,425 and a population density of 146 persons per km2. The total area is 552.57 km2.

On January 1, 2006, the towns of Miwa and Yakuno (both from Amata District), and the town of Ōe (from Kasa District) were merged into Fukuchiyama.

Fukuchiyama Castle


Inter-city trains stop at Fukuchiyama Station, with connections to Osaka, Kyoto, and Amanohashidate, among others.

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