Awaji (淡路市, Awaji-shi) is a city located on Awaji Island in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. The modern city of Awaji was established on April 1, 2005, from the merger of the former town of Awaji, absorbing the towns of Tsuna, Higashiura, Hokudan and Ichinomiya (all from Tsuna District). As of April 1, 2017, the city has an estimated population of 43,110 and a population density of 230 persons per km². The total area is 184.05 km².
Top left:Nojima Fault, Top right:Akashi Strait Bridge and side of Honshu, 2nd left:Awaji Dream Stage theme park, 2nd right:Onokoro Theme Park, 3rd left:Peace Statue in Awaji Kannon Temple, 3rd right:Esaki Lighthouse, Bottom left:View of Ferriwheel in Awaji rest-house, Bottom right:Entrance in Honbuku Temple
Location of Awaji in Hyōgo Prefecture
|• Mayor||Yasuhiko Kado (since April 2005)|
|• Total||184.05 km2 (71.06 sq mi)|
(April 1, 2017)
|• Density||230/km2 (610/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+09:00 (JST)|
Local attractions include Awaji Yumebutai (Kiseki No Hoshi Greenhouse), Nojima Fault (the focus of the Great Hanshin earthquake), Akashi Kaikyo National Government Park, Honpuku-ji Temple and Awaji World Park Onokoro. Kansai University of Nursing and Health Sciences is also located in the city.
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