Sekigahara, Gifu

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Sekigahara
関ケ原町
Town
Sekigahara from Mount Ibuki.JPG
Official seal of Sekigahara
Symbol
Location of Sekigahara in Gifu Prefecture
Location of Sekigahara in Gifu Prefecture
Sekigahara is located in Japan
Sekigahara
Sekigahara
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°22′N 136°28′E / 35.367°N 136.467°E / 35.367; 136.467Coordinates: 35°22′N 136°28′E / 35.367°N 136.467°E / 35.367; 136.467
Country Japan
Region Chūbu
Prefecture Gifu Prefecture
District Fuwa
Government
 • Mayor Kentarō Azai
Area
 • Total 49.29 km2 (19.03 sq mi)
Population (July 2011[1])
 • Total 7,965
 • Density 160/km2 (420/sq mi)
Symbols
 • Tree Japanese Cedar[2]
 • Flower Ume[2]
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address Ōaza Sekigahara 894-58, Sekigahara-chō, Fuwa-gun, Gifu-ken
503-1592
Website www.town.sekigahara.gifu.jp

Sekigahara (関ケ原町 Sekigahara-chō?) is a town located in Fuwa District, Gifu Prefecture, Japan.

As of July 2011, the town has an estimated population of 7,965. The total area is 49.29 km².

In 1600, the Battle of Sekigahara took place here.

History[edit]

  • April 1, 1928 - The village of Sekigahara is officially established as a town.
  • 1954 - Merged with the village of Imasu, as well as part of the neighboring town of Tarui.
  • 2004 - Rejected a proposed merger with the neighboring city of Ōgaki.

Transportation[edit]

Rail[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ 岐阜県の人口・世帯数人口動態統計調査結果. Gifu prefectural website (in Japanese). Gifu Prefecture. Retrieved September 11, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b 町のプロフィール>町章と町民憲章. Sekigahara official website (in Japanese). Retrieved August 14, 2011. 

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