Miyazu (宮津市, Miyazu-shi) is a city located in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on June 1, 1954.

Miyazu

宮津市
Flag of Miyazu
Flag
Official seal of Miyazu
Chapter
Location of Miyazu in Kyoto Prefecture
Location of Miyazu in Kyoto Prefecture
Miyazu is located in Japan
Miyazu
Miyazu
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°32′N 135°12′E / 35.533°N 135.200°E / 35.533; 135.200Coordinates: 35°32′N 135°12′E / 35.533°N 135.200°E / 35.533; 135.200
CountryJapan
RegionKansai
PrefectureKyoto Prefecture
Government
 • MayorShoji Inoue (since July 2006)
Area
 • Total172.74 km2 (66.70 sq mi)
Population
 (October 1, 2017)
 • Total17,633
 • Density100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Symbols
 • TreePinus
 • FlowerCryptotaenia, Azalea
Time zoneUTC+9 (JST)
City hall addressYanaginawate 345-1, Miyazu City, Kyoto Prefecture (京都府宮津市字柳縄手345ー1)
626-0024

As of October 1, 2017, the city has an estimated population of 17,633, with 7,638 households[1] and a population density of 100 persons per km². The total area is 172.74 km².

HistoryEdit

An Imperial decree in July 1899 established Miyazu as an open port for trading with the United States and the United Kingdom.[2]

Located in Miyazu City is Amanohashidate or the "bridge to heaven", said to be one of Japan's three most beautiful sights. The naturally formed land bridge is 3.6 kilometres (2.2 mi) long and covered in pine trees.

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

Country City State / Region Since
  United States Delray Beach   Florida
  New Zealand   Nelson   Nelson

Miyazu is a sister city to Delray Beach in honor of George Morikami and the Japanese farming community known as the Yamato Colony that existed in Florida.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Official website of Kyoto Prefecture" (in Japanese). Japan: Kyoto Prefecture. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  2. ^ US Department of State. (1906). A digest of international law as embodied in diplomatic discussions, treaties and other international agreements (John Bassett Moore, ed.), Vol. 5, p. 759.
 
Amanohashidate

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