Takashima, Shiga

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Takashima
高島市
City
Flag of Takashima
Flag
Official seal of Takashima
Symbol
Location of Takashima in Shiga Prefecture
Location of Takashima in Shiga Prefecture
Takashima is located in Japan
Takashima
Takashima
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°21′N 136°2′E / 35.350°N 136.033°E / 35.350; 136.033Coordinates: 35°21′N 136°2′E / 35.350°N 136.033°E / 35.350; 136.033
Country Japan
Region Kansai
Prefecture Shiga Prefecture
Area
 • Total 693.00 km2 (267.57 sq mi)
Population (October 1, 2016)
 • Total 49,168
 • Density 71/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address 565 Shin'asahichō Kitahata, Takashima-shi, Shiga-ken
520-1592
Website www.city.takashima.shiga.jp

Takashima (高島市, Takashima-shi) is a city located in Shiga Prefecture, Japan.

On October 1, 2016, the city has an estimated population of 49,168 (56,220 on November 30, 2004) and a population density of 71 persons per km² (110 on November 30, 2004). The total area is 693 km² (511 km² on November 30, 2004).

The modern city of Takashima was established on January 1, 2005, from the merger of the former town of Takashima, absorbing the towns of Adogawa, Imazu, Makino and Shin'asahi, and the village of Kutsuki (all from Takashima District).

Kaizu-Osaki in the spring

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