Muroto, Kōchi

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Muroto
室戸市
City
View of Pacific Ocean from Cape Muroto
View of Pacific Ocean from Cape Muroto
Official seal of Muroto
Symbol
Location of Muroto in Kōchi Prefecture
Location of Muroto in Kōchi Prefecture
Muroto is located in Japan
Muroto
Muroto
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 33°17′N 134°9′E / 33.283°N 134.150°E / 33.283; 134.150Coordinates: 33°17′N 134°9′E / 33.283°N 134.150°E / 33.283; 134.150
Country Japan
Region Shikoku
Prefecture Kōchi Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Kenji Komatsu
Area
 • Total 248.25 km2 (95.85 sq mi)
Population (January 31, 2012)
 • Total 16,050
 • Density 64.65/km2 (167.4/sq mi)
Symbols
 • Tree Ubamegashi (Quercus phillyraeoides)
 • Flower Hamayū
 • Bird Japanese white-eye
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address 25-1 Ukitsu, Muroto-shi, Kōchi-ken
781-7185
Website www.city.muroto.kochi.jp

Muroto (室戸市 Muroto-shi?) is a city located in Kōchi Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on March 1, 1951.

As of January 31, 2012, the city has an estimated population of 16,050, with 8,199 households and a population density of 64.65 persons per km2. The total area is 248.25 km2.

The entire territory of Muroto is "Muroto Global Geopark" which is a member of the Japanese Geoparks Network and Global Geoparks Network on account of its outstanding geological heritage, educational programs and projects, and promotion of geotourism.[1]

Muroto-Anan Coast Quasi-National Park

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