Tatebayashi, Gunma

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Tatebayashi city hall
Tatebayashi city hall
Flag of Tatebayashi
Official seal of Tatebayashi
Location of Tatebayashi in Gunma Prefecture
Location of Tatebayashi in Gunma Prefecture
Tatebayashi is located in Japan
Coordinates: 36°14′41.4″N 139°32′31.6″E / 36.244833°N 139.542111°E / 36.244833; 139.542111Coordinates: 36°14′41.4″N 139°32′31.6″E / 36.244833°N 139.542111°E / 36.244833; 139.542111
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Gunma Prefecture
 • Total 60.97 km2 (23.54 sq mi)
Population (February 2015)
 • Total 76,560
 • Density 1,260/km2 (3,300/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Pinus thunbergii
- Flower Rhododendron obtusum
- Bird Anas poecilorhyncha
Phone number 0276-72-4111
Address 1-1 Shiromachi, Tatebayashi-shi, Gunma-ken 374-8501
Website Official website

Tatebayashi (館林市 Tatebayashi-shi?) is a city located in southeastern Gunma Prefecture in the northern Kantō region of Japan. As of February 2015, the city had an estimated population of 75,560 and a population density of 1260 persons per km². Its total area was 60.97 km². Tatebayashi is famous for Azalea Hill Park and Bunbuku Chagama of Morinji Temple.


Tatebayashi is located in the extreme southeastern portion of Gunma Prefecture in the Kantō Plains, bordered by Tochigi Prefecture to the north. The Tone River and Watarase Rivers pass through the city.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]


During the Edo period, the area of present-day Tatebayashi was a castle town and administrative center of Tatebayashi Domain, a feudal domain under the Tokugawa shogunate in Kōzuke Province.

Tatebayashi Town was created within Ōra District, Gunma Prefecture on April 1, 1889 with the creation of the municipalities system after the Meiji Restoration. On April 1, 1954 the town of Tatebayashi and the villages of Satoya, Ōshima, Akabane, Rokugō, Minoya, Tatara, and Watarase merged to form the city Tatebayashi.


Tatebayashi is a regional commercial center and transportation hub. Food processing dominates the manufacturing sector of the local economy.


There are two public and one private high school, five public middle schools and 11 public elementary schools in Tatebayashi





Local attractions[edit]

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Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ "Sister Cities and International Partnerships". http://business.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au. Sunshine Coast Regional Council. May 6, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Kunshan China". The People's Government of Kunshan. Retrieved May 7, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Biographical Data: CHIAKI MUKAI (M.D., PH.D.) JAXA ASTRONAUT (PAYLOAD SPECIALIST)". http://www.jsc.nasa.gov. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. October 2013. 

External links[edit]

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