Moriyama, Shiga

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Moriyama

守山市
Moriyama Fuke-cho Sumiyoshi-jinja1.jpg
Flag of Moriyama
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Official seal of Moriyama
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Location of Moriyama in Shiga Prefecture
Location of Moriyama in Shiga Prefecture
Moriyama is located in Japan
Moriyama
Moriyama
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°3′31″N 135°59′39″E / 35.05861°N 135.99417°E / 35.05861; 135.99417Coordinates: 35°3′31″N 135°59′39″E / 35.05861°N 135.99417°E / 35.05861; 135.99417
CountryJapan
RegionKansai
PrefectureShiga Prefecture
Government
 • MayorKazuhiro Miyamoto
Area
 • Total55.73 km2 (21.52 sq mi)
Population
(October 1, 2016)
 • Total80,768
 • Density1,400/km2 (3,800/sq mi)
Symbols
 • TreeCinnamomum camphora
 • FlowerNelumbo nucifera
Time zoneUTC+9 (JST)
City hall address5-22, 2-chome, Yoshimi, Moriyama-shi, Shiga-ken
524-8585
Websitewww.city.moriyama.shiga.jp

Moriyama (守山市, Moriyama-shi) is a city located in Shiga Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on July 1, 1970.

As of October 1, 2016, the city has an estimated population of 80,768 and the density of 1,400 persons per km². The total area is 55.73 km².

Notable locations include Katsube Shrine, famous for its fire festival, and the Moriyama Firefly Museum, where they raise and release hundreds of fireflies every summer.

Its sister cities are: Adrian, Michigan, United States, and Kauai County, Lihue, Hawaii, United States

The only train station in the city is Moriyama station on the JR West line.

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