Nagato, Yamaguchi

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Nagato
長門市
City
Nagato city hall
Nagato city hall
Flag of Nagato
Flag
Official seal of Nagato
Symbol
Location of Nagato in Yamaguchi Prefecture
Location of Nagato in Yamaguchi Prefecture
Nagato is located in Japan
Nagato
Nagato
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°22′20″N 131°11′00″E / 34.37222°N 131.18333°E / 34.37222; 131.18333Coordinates: 34°22′20″N 131°11′00″E / 34.37222°N 131.18333°E / 34.37222; 131.18333
Country Japan
Region Chūgoku (San'yō)
Prefecture Yamaguchi Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Kurao Ōnishi
Area
 • Total 357.92 km2 (138.19 sq mi)
Population (October 1, 2016)
 • Total 34,882
 • Density 97/km2 (250/sq mi)
Symbols
 • Tree Sakura and Azalea
 • Flower Sakura and Azalea
 • Others Firefly (insect)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Website www.city.nagato.yamaguchi.jp

Nagato (長門市, Nagato-shi) is a city in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on March 31, 1954.

As of October 1, 2016, the city has an estimated population of 34,882 and a population density of 97 persons per km². The total area is 357.92 km².

Nagato consists of five smaller towns that were absorbed over the past several years. The towns are Fukawa, Senzaki, Yuya, Heki and Misumi (all from Ōtsu District). Nagato also encompasses Omijima Island and the township of Kayoi.

The nearby Omijima Island has many pebbled beaches and scuba diving on one of its northern beaches. The island is reached by a large road bridge which connects the Senzaki Peninsula with the southern edge of the island.

There are many onsen on the southern edge of the town in Yumoto with hot springs.

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