Naruto, Tokushima

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Naruto
鳴門市
City
Naruto City Hall
Naruto City Hall
Flag of Naruto
Flag
Official seal of Naruto
Seal
Location of Naruto in Tokushima Prefecture
Location of Naruto in Tokushima Prefecture
Naruto is located in Japan
Naruto
Naruto
 
Coordinates: 34°10′N 134°37′E / 34.167°N 134.617°E / 34.167; 134.617Coordinates: 34°10′N 134°37′E / 34.167°N 134.617°E / 34.167; 134.617
CountryJapan
RegionShikoku
PrefectureTokushima Prefecture
Government
 • MayorTadashi Yoshida
Area
 • Total135.46 km2 (52.30 sq mi)
Population (October 1, 2016)
 • Total58,543
 • Density430/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreeIlex integra
- FlowerHamabō (Hibiscus hamabo)
Phone number088-684-1111
Address170 Muyachō Minamihama Higashihama, Naruto-shi, Tokushima-ken
772-8501
WebsiteNaruto City

Naruto (鳴門市, Naruto-shi) is a city located in Tokushima Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on March 15, 1947.

In the quinquennial census of 2016, the city had a population of 58,543 (2005: 63,200).[1] With a total area of 135.46 km², the population density is 430 persons per km².

The Naruto whirlpools are between Naruto and Awaji Island in Hyōgo.[2] The Ōtsuka Museum of Art is the largest exhibition space in Japan.[3]

Ryōzen-ji and Gokuraku-ji, the first two of the 88 temples of the Shikoku Pilgrimage, are in Naruto, along with Tōrin-in and Ōasahiko Jinja.

Naruto has the home stadium of professional football team Tokushima Vortis and of baseball team Tokushima Indigo Socks.

Education[edit]

Traditional arts[edit]

Sightseeing[edit]

Naruto's three most famous sightseeing spots are Naruto whirlpools, Ōnaruto Bridge and Ōtsuka Museum of Art.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "2010 census". Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications. Retrieved 29 April 2011.
  2. ^ "Naruto". Japan National Tourism Organization. Retrieved 29 April 2011.
  3. ^ "Otsuka Museum of Art". Japan National Tourism Organization. Retrieved 29 April 2011.

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