Fukuchiyama, Kyoto

Fukuchiyama (福知山市, Fukuchiyama-shi) is a city in northern Kyoto Prefecture, Japan, on the Yura River. It is about 25 km inland from the Sea of Japan at the Fukuchiyama Valley's southern end, and is surrounded by mountains to the south, west, and east. The city was founded on April 1, 1937.

Fukuchiyama

福知山市
Fukuchiyama City Hall.jpg
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Location of Fukuchiyama in Kyōto Prefecture
Location of Fukuchiyama in Kyōto Prefecture
Fukuchiyama is located in Japan
Fukuchiyama
Fukuchiyama
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°18′N 135°8′E / 35.300°N 135.133°E / 35.300; 135.133Coordinates: 35°18′N 135°8′E / 35.300°N 135.133°E / 35.300; 135.133
CountryJapan
RegionKansai
PrefectureKyōto Prefecture
Government
 • MayorKazuo Ohashi
Area
 • Total552.54 km2 (213.34 sq mi)
Population
 (October 1, 2015)
 • Total78,935
 • Density140/km2 (370/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+09:00 (JST)
City hall address13-1 Naiki, Fukuchiyama-shi
620-8501
Websitewww.city.fukuchiyama.kyoto.jp
Symbols
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As of 2015, the city has an estimated population of 78,935 and a population density of 142.9 persons per km2. The total area is 552.54 km2.

On January 1, 2006, the towns of Miwa and Yakuno (both from Amata District), and the town of Ōe (from Kasa District) were merged into Fukuchiyama.

Fukuchiyama is the birthplace of tambo rugby.

Fukuchiyama Castle

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RailwayEdit

Inter-city trains stop at Fukuchiyama Station, with connections to Osaka, Kyoto, and Amanohashidate, among others.

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External linksEdit

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