Kaga, Ishikawa

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This article is about the city in Ishikawa prefecture. For the former province of Japan, see Kaga Province.
Location of Kaga in Ishikawa Prefecture
Location of Kaga in Ishikawa Prefecture
Kaga is located in Japan
Coordinates: 36°18′N 136°19′E / 36.300°N 136.317°E / 36.300; 136.317Coordinates: 36°18′N 136°19′E / 36.300°N 136.317°E / 36.300; 136.317
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Hokuriku)
Prefecture Ishikawa Prefecture
 • Mayor Riku Miyamoto
 • Total 306 km2 (118 sq mi)
Population (April 2008)
 • Total 73,492
 • Density 240/km2 (600/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Phone number 0761-72-1111
Address 2-41 Minami-chō, Daishōji, Kaga-shi, Ishikawa-ken
Website City of Kaga

Kaga (加賀市 Kaga-shi?) is a city located in southwestern Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan.

As of April 1, 2008 population data, the city has an estimated population of 73,492 and a population density of 240 persons per km². The total area is 306 km².

Created as an old temple town, the city was greatly developed by the Maeda clan in the early Edo period. The modern city was first incorporated on January 1, 1958, and then expanded on October 1, 2005 through a merger with the town of Yamanaka (from Enuma District).

Today, Kaga is an important tourist city with a number of temples and hot-springs.

Local hot springs[edit]

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