Tatsuno, Hyōgo

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Tatsuno
たつの市
City
Top left:Tatsuno Castle, Top right:Tatsuno Park, left:Tatsuno Castle, Top right:Tatsuno Park, Middle left:Port of Murotsu, Middle right:iinonimasu Amaterasu Shrine, Bottom left:Ibo River, Bottom right:Panorama view of downtown Tatsuno
Top left:Tatsuno Castle, Top right:Tatsuno Park, left:Tatsuno Castle, Top right:Tatsuno Park, Middle left:Port of Murotsu, Middle right:iinonimasu Amaterasu Shrine, Bottom left:Ibo River, Bottom right:Panorama view of downtown Tatsuno
Flag of Tatsuno
Flag
Official seal of Tatsuno
Symbol
Location of Tatsuno in Hyōgo Prefecture
Location of Tatsuno in Hyōgo Prefecture
Tatsuno is located in Japan
Tatsuno
Tatsuno
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°51′03″N 134°32′43″E / 34.85083°N 134.54528°E / 34.85083; 134.54528Coordinates: 34°51′03″N 134°32′43″E / 34.85083°N 134.54528°E / 34.85083; 134.54528
Country Japan
Region Kansai
Prefecture Hyōgo Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Masanori Nishida (since November 2005)
Area
 • Total 210.93 km2 (81.44 sq mi)
Population (April 1, 2017)
 • Total 77,968
 • Density 370/km2 (960/sq mi)
Symbols
 • Tree Prunus mume
 • Flower Cherry blossom
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address Tatsuno Tominaga 1005-1, Tatsuno City, Hyogo Prefecture (兵庫県たつの市龍野町富永1005-1)
679-4192
Website www.city.tatsuno.lg.jp

Tatsuno (たつの市, Tatsuno-shi) is a city located in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on April 1, 1951.

On October 1, 2005, the towns of Ibogawa, Mitsu and Shingū (all from Ibo District) were merged into Tatsuno. To reflect the new character of the city, the kanji characters in the city's name were changed from 龍野市? to たつの市?.

As of April 1, 2017, the city has an estimated population of 77,968, with 30,300 households,[1] and a population density of 370 persons per km². The total area is 210.93 km².

Murotsu Port
Bourg in Tatsuno Castle (Old city)

Famous people[edit]

Rofū Miki, composer of the folk melody "Akatombo" (The red dragonfly) and Fumito Ueda, director of Ico and Shadow of the Colossus were born in Tatsuno.

Industries[edit]

Tatsuno is famous for production of sōmen and soy sauce in Japan.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official website of Tatsuno Town" (in Japanese). Japan: Tatsuno Town. Retrieved 12 May 2017. 

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