- Maizuru, Kyoto
— City —
Kyoto Coordinates: Coordinates: Country Japan Region Kansai Prefecture Kyoto Government – Mayor Akira Saitō Area – Total 342.15 km2 (132.1 sq mi) Population (April 2008) – Total 89,626 – Density 264/km2 (683.8/sq mi) Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9) City symbols - Tree Japanese zelkova - Flower Azalea Phone number 0773-62-2300 Address 1044 Kitasui, Maizuru-shi, Kyōto-fu
Website Maizuru City
The city was founded on May 27, 1943.
Maizuru's development was greatly spurred after the naval port was installed in 1901. In the Russo-Japanese War, many warships were based there, due to its proximity to the Sea of Japan. After the Second World War, Maizuru was a key port for returning Japanese servicemen and detainees from continental Asia for over 13 years. Today, Maizuru is a key district headquarters for the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force.
International town twinnings
Maizuru became sister town to Nakhodka, Russia in June 1961, the first Russian - Japanese sister towns in history. More recently the town has been twinned with Dalian, China since 1982 and Portsmouth, England since 1998.
Maizuru is dotted with sightseeing spots. There is a commemorative hall which documents the return of servicemen and detainees, and an observatory which overlooks the Rias seashore of the Maizuru bay.
- Maizuru official website in Japanese
Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto (capital city) Other cities Funai District Kuse District Otokuni District Sōraku District Tsuzuki District Yosa District
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