Suzaka City Hall
Location of Suzaka in Nagano Prefecture
|• - Mayor||Masao Miki (since January 2004)|
|• Total||149.67 km2 (57.79 sq mi)|
|Population (October 2016)|
|• Density||337/km2 (870/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|• Tree||Cryptomeria japonica|
|• Flower||Rhododendron molle|
|Address||Suzaka 1528-1, Suzaka-shi, Nagano-ken 382-8511|
Suzaka (須坂市 Suzaka-shi?) is a city located in central Nagano Prefecture, in the Chūbu region of Japan. As of 1 October 2016[update], the city had an estimated population of 50,388 and a population density of 337 persons per km². Its total area was 149.6 square kilometres (57.8 sq mi).
Suzaka is located in former Shinano Province and was a castle town for Suzaka Domain under the Edo period Tokugawa shogunate. Ih the post-Meiji restoration cadastral reform of April 1,1 1889, the modern town of Suzaka was established. Suzuka annexed the village of Hitaki on December 1, 1936 and the villages of Hino and Toyosu on February 11, 1954. Suzaka was elevated to city status on April 1, 1954. On January 1, 1955, Suzaka annexed the neighbouring villages of Inoue and Takahe, followed by the village of Azuma on April 30, 1971.
Suzuka has eleven public elementary schools and four public middle schools operated by the city government, and three public high schools operated by the Nagano Prefectural Board of Education.
- - Siping, Jilin, China, friendship city since May 12, 1994
- Garyu Park, one of Japan's Top 100 Sakura Spots
- Yonako Falls, one of Japan's Top 100 Waterfalls
- Suzaka Municipal Zoo
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