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Katō (加東市, Katō-shi) is a city in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan.

Katō

加東市
Kato City Office
Kato City Office
Flag of Katō
Flag
Official seal of Katō
Emblem
Location of Katō in Hyōgo Prefecture
Location of Katō in Hyōgo Prefecture
Katō is located in Japan
Katō
Katō
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°55′N 134°58′E / 34.917°N 134.967°E / 34.917; 134.967Coordinates: 34°55′N 134°58′E / 34.917°N 134.967°E / 34.917; 134.967
CountryJapan
RegionKansai
PrefectureHyōgo Prefecture
Government
 • MayorMasayoshi Yasuda (since April 2010)
Area
 • Total157.49 km2 (60.81 sq mi)
Population
 (February 1, 2012)
 • Total40,194
 • Density260/km2 (660/sq mi)
Symbols
 • TreeCherry blossom
 • FlowerCosmos
Time zoneUTC+9 (JST)
City hall address50 Yashiro, Kato-shi, Hyogo-ken
673-1493
Websitewww.city.kato.lg.jp

The modern city of Katō was established on March 20, 2006 from the merger of the former towns of Takino, Tōjō and Yashiro (all from Katō District).

As of February 1, 2012, the city has an estimated population of 40,194, with 14,865 households and a population density of 255.22 persons per km². The total area is 157.49 square kilometres (60.81 sq mi).

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