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Kakamigahara

Kakamigahara
各務原市
City

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Gifu Prefecture
Kakamigahara
Kakamigahara
Location in Japan

Coordinates: 35°24′N 136°51′E / 35.400°N 136.850°E / 35.400; 136.850Coordinates: 35°24′N 136°51′E / 35.400°N 136.850°E / 35.400; 136.850

Country Japan
Region Chūbu
Prefecture Gifu Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Shin Mori (since May 1997)
Area
 • Total 87.77 km2 (33.89 sq mi)
Population (July 2011[1])
 • Total 145,430
 • Density 1,700/km2 (4,300/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Pine
- Flower Azalea
Address 1–69 Nakasakura-machi, Kakamigahara-shi, Gifu-ken
504-8555
Phone number 058-383-1111
Website City of Kakamigahara

Kakamigahara (各務原市 Kakamigahara-shi?) is a city located in the Gifu Prefecture of central Japan. It was founded on April 1, 1963 by the merger of Naka, Sohara, Unuma and Inaba.

As of July 2011, the city has an estimated population of 145,430 and a population density of 1,700 persons per km². The total area is 87.77 km².

On November 1, 2004, the town of Kawashima (from Hashima District) was merged into Kakamigahara.

Although the city was officially named Kakamigahara, it is also called Kakamihara, Kagamihara, or Kagamigahara by tradition.

Geography

Adjacent cities and districts

Educational institutions

Universities and colleges

High schools

  • Gifu Prefectural Kakamihara Senior High School (Academic)
  • Gifu Prefectural Kakamigahara Nishi Senior High School (Academic)
  • Gifu Prefectural Gifu-Kakamino High School (Technical)

Transportation

Railways

Highways

Bridges

Other

Japan Self-Defense Force Gifu Air Base

Gifu Air Field was established as an army airfield in 1917 and is currently used by the JSDF for aircraft and flight testing. From 1945 to 1958 it was occupied by the U.S. military and known as "Camp Gifu".

Kakamigahara Aerospace Science Museum

A museum featuring a number of indoor and outdoor exhibits including real aircraft and displays covering the history of aircraft development and Gifu prefecture's role in it.

ÆON Kakamigahara Shopping Center

Opened in July 2007, ÆON Kakamigahara Shopping Center houses 186 specialty shops and a JUSCO department store. The center includes a 10-screen multiplex cinema and a parking lot for approximately 4,000 cars.

Sister/friendship cities

Domestic
International
    • The International Relationship with Chuncheon, South Korea that started on the October 31, 2003, was removed in March 2005, when Chuncheon protested about the Japanese dispute over the Takeshima Islands.

References

External links

  • Kakamigahara City official website (Japanese)

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