Moriyama, Shiga

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Moriyama
守山市
City
Flag of Moriyama
Flag
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
Country Japan
Region Kansai
Prefecture Shiga Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Kazuhiro Miyamoto
Area
 • Total 55.73 km2 (21.52 sq mi)
Population (October 1, 2016)
 • Total 80,768
 • Density 1,400/km2 (3,800/sq mi)
Symbols
 • Tree Cinnamomum camphora
 • Flower Nelumbo nucifera
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address 5-22, 2-chome, Yoshimi, Moriyama-shi, Shiga-ken
524-8585
Website www.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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