Kameyama, Mie

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Kameyama

亀山市
Seki-juku (Tōkaidō)
Flag of Kameyama
Flag
Official seal of Kameyama
Seal
Location of Kameyama in Mie Prefecture
Location of Kameyama in Mie Prefecture
Kameyama is located in Japan
Kameyama
Kameyama
 
Coordinates: 34°51′21″N 136°27′6″E / 34.85583°N 136.45167°E / 34.85583; 136.45167Coordinates: 34°51′21″N 136°27′6″E / 34.85583°N 136.45167°E / 34.85583; 136.45167
CountryJapan
RegionKansai
PrefectureMie
Government
 • MayorYoshiyuki Sakurai (since February 2009)
Area
 • Total190.91 km2 (73.71 sq mi)
Population
 (November 2012)
 • Total50,230
 • Density263/km2 (680/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreeCryptomeria
- FlowerJapanese iris
Phone number0595-82-1111
Address577 Honmaru-cho, Kameyama-shi, Mie-ken 519-0195
Websitewww.city.kameyama.mie.jp

Kameyama (亀山市, Kameyama-shi) is a city located in northern Mie Prefecture, Japan.

As of November 2012, the city has an estimated population of 50,230 and a population density of 263 persons per km². The total area is 190.91 km2 (73.71 square miles).

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

Kameyama developed as the castle town of Kameyama Castle, which belonged to the Ise-Kameyama Domain under the Tokugawa shogunate. In the early 17th century, the castle town was Kameyama-juku, the forty-sixth post station of Tōkaidō. Seki-juku and Sakashita-juku on the Tōkaidō, also fall within its borders. During the establishment of municipalities in the early Meiji period, Kamayama-juku was organized into the town of Kameyama within Suzuka District. It was elevated to city status on October 1, 1954.

On January 11, 2005, the town of Seki (also from Suzuka District) was merged into Kameyama.

Economy[edit]

Candles are a traditional product of the city. Sharp Corporation has been operating one of the world's largest LCD factories in the city since January 8, 2004.[citation needed]

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Kameyama is twinned with:

Notable people[edit]

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