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Takasago (高砂市, Takasago-shi) is a city located in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on July 1, 1954. It lies between the cities of Kakogawa to the east and Himeji to the west, which is known for its castle.

Takasago

高砂市
Futon Yatai in Sone Tenmangu Festival on October
Futon Yatai in Sone Tenmangu Festival on October
Flag of Takasago
Flag
Official seal of Takasago
Emblem
Location of Takasago in Hyōgo Prefecture
Location of Takasago in Hyōgo Prefecture
Takasago is located in Japan
Takasago
Takasago
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°46′N 134°47′E / 34.767°N 134.783°E / 34.767; 134.783Coordinates: 34°46′N 134°47′E / 34.767°N 134.783°E / 34.767; 134.783
CountryJapan
RegionKansai
PrefectureHyōgo Prefecture
Government
 • MayorYukihito Nobori
Area
 • Total34.38 km2 (13.27 sq mi)
Population
 (May 1, 2017)
 • Total92,444
 • Density2,700/km2 (7,000/sq mi)
Symbols
 • TreePine
 • FlowerChrysanthemum
Time zoneUTC+9 (JST)
City hall address1-1-1, Araichō Chidori, Takasago-shi, Hyōgo-ken
676-8501
Websitewww.city.takasago.hyogo.jp

As of May 1, 2017, the city has an estimated population of 92,444, with 39,472 households and a population density of 2,700 persons per km².[1] The total area is 34.38 km².[2]

Takasago was a fishing town and a place known for its ports, but it has since been industrialized and many factories for major companies dot its skyline in the south, such as Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, the Kobe Steel Takasago Manufacturing Complex, Mitsubishi Paper Mills, Takuma Power Plant, and Kikkoman Soy Sauce.

Major routes of transportation include the JR train line in the north and Sanyo Densha (山陽電車) line to the south. The Meiki Kansen (明姫幹線) is the major highway connecting the cities of Akashi and Himeji, running through Takasago and Kakogawa in the process. The shinkansen also runs through the heart of Takasago, but does not make any stops there.

Pinus and Takasago Seaside park
Takasago Kashima Shrine
Aioi Pinus in Takasago Shrine

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Official website of Takasago City" (in Japanese). Japan: Takasago City. Retrieved 12 May 2017.
  2. ^ "Introduction of Takasago City" (in Japanese). Japan: Takasago City. Retrieved 12 May 2017.

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