Nachikatsuura

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Nachikatsuura

那智勝浦町
Town
Kumano Nachi Taisha, one of World Heritage site in Japan
Kumano Nachi Taisha, one of World Heritage site in Japan
Flag of Nachikatsuura
Flag
Official seal of Nachikatsuura
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Location of Nachikatsuura in Wakayama Prefecture
Location of Nachikatsuura in Wakayama Prefecture
Nachikatsuura is located in Japan
Nachikatsuura
Nachikatsuura
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 33°38′N 135°56′E / 33.633°N 135.933°E / 33.633; 135.933Coordinates: 33°38′N 135°56′E / 33.633°N 135.933°E / 33.633; 135.933
CountryJapan
RegionKansai
PrefectureWakayama Prefecture
DistrictHigashimuro
Government
 • MayorShinichi Teramoto
Area
 • Total183.45 km2 (70.83 sq mi)
Population
 (February 1, 2012)
 • Total17,261
 • Density94/km2 (240/sq mi)
Symbols
 • TreeLive oak
 • FlowerAzalea
Time zoneUTC+9 (JST)
City hall addressOji Tsukiji 7-1-1, Nachi-Katsuura Town, Nishimuro District, Wakayama Prefecture (和歌山県西牟婁郡那智勝浦町大字築地7丁目1番1号)
649-53921
Websitewww.town.nachikatsuura.wakayama.jp

Nachikatsuura (那智勝浦町, Nachikatsuura-chō) is a town located in Higashimuro District, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan.

As of February 1, 2012, the town has an estimated population of 17,261, with 8,359 households, and a density of 94.09 persons per km². The total area is 183.45 km².

Created in 1955 from four towns: Nachi, Katsuura, Ukuimura and Wakamura, by 1960 the municipality expanded to include Shimosato farther south and Otamura inland up the Ota River.

The Kumano Nachi Taisha, one of the three Kumano Shrines, is in Nachi Katsuura. These shrines form part of the "Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range" UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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