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Location of Hakusan in Ishikawa Prefecture
|• Mayor||Mitsuo Kado|
|• Total||755.17 km2 (291.57 sq mi)|
|Population (April 2008)|
|• Density||147/km2 (380/sq mi)|
|• Tree||Japanese beech|
|• Flower||Morning glory|
|• Bird||Japanese bush-warbler|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|City hall address||2-1 Kuramitsu, Hakusan-shi, Ishikawa-ken
The modern city of Hakusan was established on February 1, 2005, from the merger of the city of Mattō, and the towns of Mikawa and Tsurugi, and the villages Kawachi, Oguchi, Shiramine, Torigoe and Yoshinodani (all from Ishikawa District).
Kōji Omote, a popular and successful mixed martial arts fighter, lives and trains in Hakusan.
Points of interest
- Ishikawa Forest Experiment Station
- Hakusan, the "White Mountain" from which the merged city took its name.
- Hakusan National Park
- Matto, also known as the city that never sleeps.
- Shinkai Palace, former home of the world famous Takoyaki Brothers, currently home to the Shinkai Five and DJ Pompoko.
- Tedori Gorge
- The Tedori River
- Torigoe Castle
- Matto Stadium is home to the city's major football club, FC Hokuriku (formerly Fervorosa Ishikawa, Fervorosa Hakusan and FC Goals) which competes in the Hokushinetsu Regional League.
- Tamariba Kansuke - UDON BAR
Hakusan's sister cities include:
- - Boston, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
- - Columbia, Missouri, United States
- - Penrith, New South Wales, Australia
Media related to Hakusan, Ishikawa at Wikimedia Commons
- Hakusan City official website (Japanese)
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