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Katsuragi (葛城市, Katsuragi-shi) is a city located in Nara Prefecture, Japan.

Katsuragi

葛城市
Taima-dera
Flag of Katsuragi
Flag
Official seal of Katsuragi
Emblem
Location of Katsuragi in Nara Prefecture
Location of Katsuragi in Nara Prefecture
Katsuragi is located in Japan
Katsuragi
Katsuragi
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°29′N 135°44′E / 34.483°N 135.733°E / 34.483; 135.733Coordinates: 34°29′N 135°44′E / 34.483°N 135.733°E / 34.483; 135.733
CountryJapan
RegionKansai
PrefectureNara Prefecture
Government
 • MayorKazuhiko Ako
Area
 • Total33.73 km2 (13.02 sq mi)
Population
 (August 1, 2019)
 • Total37,352
 • Density1,107/km2 (2,870/sq mi)
Symbols
 • TreeQuercus gilva and
camphor laurel
 • FlowerPeony and
chrysanthemum
 • BirdJapanese bush warbler
 • OthersRenka-chan
Time zoneUTC+9 (JST)
City hall address166 Kakinomoto, Katsuragi-shi, Nara-ken
639-2195
Websitewww.city.katsuragi.nara.jp

As of August 1, 2019, the city has an estimated population of 37,352, and 14,775 households.[1] The population density is 1,107 persons per km2, and the total area is 33.73 km2.[citation needed]

The modern city of Katsuragi was established on October 1, 2004, from the merger of the towns of Shinjō and Taima (both from Kitakatsuragi District).

Blessed with a rich natural environment, it includes the Kongo ranges in the west which includes the mountains of Mt. Nijo, Mt. Iwahashi and Mt. Katsuragi.

The east side of Katsuragi City includes the commercial and residential areas with National Route 24, railway stations and the Katsuragi River.

The climate is generally mild and is classified as an inland climate. The temperature change during the day can be wide. It is hot in summer and cold in winter with a little bit of snow.

LandmarksEdit

Notable peopleEdit

Katsuragi city has a rich history and is known for being connected to famous princes, princesses and poets. Some of their tombs can still be visited in Katsuragi City today.

 
Mount Nijō

Neighboring municipalitiesEdit

EducationEdit

Junior high schoolsEdit

  • Shinjo Junior High School
  • Hakuhou Junior High School

Elementary schoolsEdit

  • Shinjo Elementary School
  • Shinjokita Elementary School
  • Oshimi Elementary School
  • Iwaki Elementary School
  • Taima Elementary School

TransportationEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Official website of Katsuragi city" (in Japanese). Japan: Katsuragi City. Retrieved August 30, 2019.

External linksEdit