Kashihara, Nara

Kashihara (橿原市, Kashihara-shi) is a city located in Nara Prefecture, Japan. As of April 1, 2015, the city has an estimated population of 124,829, with 52,034 households.[1] Population density is around 3,176.79 persons per km², and the total area is 39.52 km².[citation needed]

Kashihara

橿原市
Left:Mount Unebi, Mount Amanokaga, Imai herritage old house site, Ofusa Kannon Temple, Right:Mount Miminashi, Kashihara Shrine, Kashihara Archaeological, Institute, Unebi-yamaguchi Shrine (all item from above to bottom)
Left:Mount Unebi, Mount Amanokaga, Imai herritage old house site, Ofusa Kannon Temple, Right:Mount Miminashi, Kashihara Shrine, Kashihara Archaeological, Institute, Unebi-yamaguchi Shrine (all item from above to bottom)
Flag of Kashihara
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Official seal of Kashihara
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Location of Kashihara in Nara Prefecture
Location of Kashihara in Nara Prefecture
Kashihara is located in Japan
Kashihara
Kashihara
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°31′N 135°48′E / 34.517°N 135.800°E / 34.517; 135.800Coordinates: 34°31′N 135°48′E / 34.517°N 135.800°E / 34.517; 135.800
CountryJapan
RegionKansai
PrefectureNara Prefecture
Government
 • MayorYutaka Morishita
Area
 • Total39.52 km2 (15.26 sq mi)
Population
 (April 1, 2015)
 • Total124,829
 • Density3,176.79/km2 (8,227.8/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+09:00 (JST)
City hall address1-1-18 Yagi-chō, Kashihara-shi, Nara-ken
634-8586
Websitewww.city.kashihara.nara.jp
Symbols
FlowerCommon gardenia
TreeOak

The city was founded on February 11, 1956. The former mayor was Yutaka Asoda, who was elected to his third term of office in 2003. The present mayor is Yutaka Morishita, who was elected in 2007.

The exact spot of Emperor Jimmu's accession to the imperial throne (i.e. the foundation of Japan) was debated for centuries until in 1863 an area that is now part of the city was claimed to be the exact location. The city was the location of the Imperial capital Fujiwara-kyō, from 694 to 710.

In the late 16th century it was said to be one of the two richest autonomous cities of Japan, as in Umi no Sakai, Riku no Imai (tr. "by the sea, Sakai – inland, Imai" - Imai or ja:今井町 is now a part of Kashihara).

Mount Unebi, one of Yamato Sanzan
Imai area, built in around the 15th century

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  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.

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