Kyōtanabe, Kyoto

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Kyōtanabe

京田辺市
Top:A campus of Doshisha University, Middle left:Shuonan Temple, Middle right:Matsui Yamate Station, Bottom:Yamashiro Bridge
Top:A campus of Doshisha University, Middle left:Shuonan Temple, Middle right:Matsui Yamate Station, Bottom:Yamashiro Bridge
Flag of Kyōtanabe
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Official seal of Kyōtanabe
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Location of Kyōtanabe in Kyoto Prefecture
Location of Kyōtanabe in Kyoto Prefecture
Kyōtanabe is located in Japan
Kyōtanabe
Kyōtanabe
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°49′N 135°46′E / 34.817°N 135.767°E / 34.817; 135.767Coordinates: 34°49′N 135°46′E / 34.817°N 135.767°E / 34.817; 135.767
CountryJapan
RegionKansai
PrefectureKyoto Prefecture
Government
 • MayorAkezo Ishii (since April 2007)
Area
 • Total42.92 km2 (16.57 sq mi)
Population
 (October 1, 2017)
 • Total72,493
 • Density1,700/km2 (4,400/sq mi)
Symbols
 • TreeTriadica sebifera
 • FlowerRhododendron pulchrum
Time zoneUTC+9 (JST)
City hall addressTanabe 80, Kyo-tanabe City, Kyoto Prefecture (京都府京田辺市田辺80番地)
610-0393
Websitewww.kyotanabe.jp

Kyōtanabe (京田辺市, Kyōtanabe-shi) is a city located in the southern part of Kyoto Prefecture, Japan.

As of October 1, 2017, the city has an estimated population of 72,493, with 30,901 households and a population density of 1,700 persons per km². The total area is 42.92 km².

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Kyōtanabe was briefly the capital of Japan during the reign of Emperor Keitai. The life of the Imperial court was centered at Tsutsuki Palace where the emperor lived in 511–518.[1]

The modern city was founded on April 1, 1997, after the town of Tanabe was reorganized into the city of Kyōtanabe. The Kyō- was added to distinguish it from the city of Tanabe, Wakayama.

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