Sekigahara, Gifu


Sekigahara, Gifu

nihongo|Sekigahara|関ヶ原町|Sekigahara-chō is a town located in Fuwa District, Gifu Prefecture, Japan.

As of 2003, the town has an estimated population of 8,802 and a density of 178.58 persons per km². The total area is 49.29 km².

In 1600, the Battle of Sekigahara took place here.

History

*April 1, 1928 - The village of Sekigahara is officially established as a town.
*1954 - Merged with the village of Imasu, as well as part of the neighboring town of Tarui.
*2004 - Rejected a proposed merger with the neighboring city of Ogaki.

External links

* [http://www.ginet.or.jp/sekigahara/ Sekigahara Town] ja icon
* [http://wikitravel.org/en/article/Sekigahara Wikitravel: Sekigahara]
* [http://www.pref.gifu.lg.jp/pref/index_e.htm Gifu Prefectural homepage]


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