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Location of Kasaoka in Okayama Prefecture
|• Mayor||Norimoto Mishima (current)|
|• Total||136.03 km2 (52.52 sq mi)|
|Population (August 1, 2011)|
|• Density||395.55/km2 (1,024.5/sq mi)|
|• Tree||Ginkgo biloba|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|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
- "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 (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. Retrieved 7 October 2011.
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