Tenri, Nara

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Tenri

天理市
Top left: View of Headquarter in Tenri religious community, Top right: Tenri religious school, Middle left: View of a point of side of mount Miwa road, Middle right: Stone site in Ryuo Mount Castle, Bottom: Tenri Reference Museum
Top left: View of Headquarter in Tenri religious community, Top right: Tenri religious school, Middle left: View of a point of side of mount Miwa road, Middle right: Stone site in Ryuo Mount Castle, Bottom: Tenri Reference Museum
Flag of Tenri
Flag
Official seal of Tenri
Seal
Location of Tenri in Nara Prefecture
Tenri in Nara Prefecture Ja.svg
Tenri is located in Japan
Tenri
Tenri
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°36′N 135°50′E / 34.600°N 135.833°E / 34.600; 135.833Coordinates: 34°36′N 135°50′E / 34.600°N 135.833°E / 34.600; 135.833
CountryJapan
RegionKansai
PrefectureNara Prefecture
Government
 • MayorKeisaku Minami
Area
 • Total86.37 km2 (33.35 sq mi)
Population
 (April 1, 2015)
 • Total66,866
Time zoneUTC+09:00 (JST)
City hall address605 Kawaharajō-chō, Tenri-shi, Nara-ken
Websitewww.city.tenri.nara.jp
Symbols
FlowerUme
TreeGinkgo

Tenri (天理市, Tenri-shi) is a city located in Nara Prefecture, Japan. The modern city was founded on April 1, 1954, and is named after the Japanese new religion Tenrikyo, which has its headquarters in the city.

As of April 1, 2015, the city has an estimated population of 66,866, and 29,169 households.[1] The population density is 800.61 persons per km2, and the total area is 86.37 km2.[citation needed]

History[edit]

Tenri was briefly the capital of Japan during the reign of Emperor Ninken.[2] The life of the Imperial court was centered at Isonokami Hirotaka Palace where the emperor lived in 488–498.[3]

Education[edit]

Shrines and temples[edit]

Gate of Isonokami Jingu

Tenrikyo[edit]

Shinto[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Rail[edit]

The central station of Tenri is Tenri Station.

Road[edit]

Sister cities[edit]

Tenri
Japanese name
Kanji天理市
Hiraganaてんりし
Katakanaテンリシ

References[edit]

  1. ^ "市町村別推計人口・世帯数". Nara Prefecture. April 1, 2015. Archived from the original on May 18, 2015. Retrieved May 5, 2015.
  2. ^ Ponsonby-Fane. (1915). The Imperial Family of Japan, p. 15.
  3. ^ Koch, W. (1904). Japan; Geschichte nach japanischen Quellen und ethnographische Skizzen. Mit einem Stammbaum des Kaisers von Japan, p. 13.
  4. ^ "Tenri Kyoko Gakuen High School Website".

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