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View of Kasaoka City
Location of Kasaoka in Okayama Prefecture
|• Mayor||Norimoto Mishima (current)|
|• Total||136.03 km2 (52.52 sq mi)|
|Population (February 28, 2017)|
|• Density||370/km2 (960/sq mi)|
|• Tree||Ginkgo biloba|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (JST)|
|City hall address||
1-1 Chūō, Kasaoka-shi, Okayama-ken|
Kasaoka (笠岡市 Kasaoka-shi) is a city located in Okayama Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on April 1, 1952. The municipal district also includes 31 outlying islands including seven inhabited islands in the Kasaoka Islands group.
Landmarks and local cultural facilities
- Kasaoka is the location of a protected horseshoe crab breeding habitat and the city features a Horseshoe Crab Museum.
- Chikkyo Art Museum
- In culinary terms, Kasaoka city is known for its abundance of sea food and a local specialty of chicken based ramen.
Crime and safety
- "Official website of Kasaoka city" (in Japanese). Japan: Kasaoka City. Retrieved 12 April 2017.
- "Kasaoka Municipal Horseshoe Crab Museum". Kasaoka Tourism Foundation. Retrieved 23 June 2016.
- "2010 Police White Paper Chapter 2 : Furtherance of Organized Crime Countermeasures", 2010, National Police Agency (in Japanese)
- "友好握手都市＜コタバル市（マレーシア）／モービィロンガコミューン（スウェーデン）＞". Kasaoka City Official Website. Archived from the original on 21 December 2015. Retrieved 7 October 2011.
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