Daisen, Tottori

Daisen (大山町, Daisen-chō) is a town located in Saihaku District, Tottori Prefecture, Japan. As of June 1, 2016, Daisen had an estimated population of 16,357 and a population density of 86.2 persons per km². The total area is 189.79 square kilometres (73.28 sq mi). The town is known for Mount Daisen, the tallest mountain in the Chūgoku Region. The mountain was an early center of Shinto and Buddhist practice, and the town has numerous designated Cultural Properties of Japan.[1]

Daisen
大山町
Town
Daisen Temple
Daisen Temple
Flag of Daisen
Location of Daisen in Tottori Prefecture
Location of Daisen in Tottori Prefecture
Daisen is located in Japan
Daisen
Daisen
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°30′N 133°30′E / 35.500°N 133.500°E / 35.500; 133.500Coordinates: 35°30′N 133°30′E / 35.500°N 133.500°E / 35.500; 133.500
CountryJapan
RegionChūgoku
San'in
PrefectureTottori Prefecture
DistrictSaihaku
Government
 • MayorTakayuki Yamaguchi (since April 2005)
Area
 • Total189.83 km2 (73.29 sq mi)
Population
 (June 1, 2016)
 • Total16,357
 • Density86.2/km2 (223/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+09:00 (JST)
City hall address328 Mikushiya, Daisen, Saihaku-gun, Tottori-ken
689-3211
Websitewww.daisen.jp
Symbols
FlowerCamellia sasanqua
TreeTaxus cuspidata

GeographyEdit

Daisen is located to the west of Saihaku District. The north of the town has a broad coast along the Japan Sea, and its inland area sweeps up to the Chūgoku Region, specifically Mount Daisen. The Amida River flows north towards the Sea of Japan and forms an alluvial delta in Daisen.[1]

HistoryEdit

The town of Daisen was formed from the merger of the towns of Nakayama and Nawa, both from Saihaku District, on March 28, 2005.

Sister cityEdit

The town is a sister city to Temecula, California.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "大山町 (Daisen-chō)". Nihon Daihyakka Zensho (Nipponika) (日本大百科全書(ニッポニカ) (in Japanese). Tokyo: Shogakukan. 2012. Archived from the original on August 25, 2007. Retrieved 2012-04-27.

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