Toyama, Toyama


Toyama, Toyama

Infobox City Japan
Name= Toyama
JapaneseName= 富山市
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Region= Chūbu
Prefecture= Toyama Prefecture
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Area_km2= 1241.85
PopDate= 2005
Population= 420,804
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LongtitudeDegrees= 137
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CityHallLink= [http://www.city.toyama.toyama.jp/ City of Toyama]
nihongo|Toyama|富山市|Toyama-shi is the capital city of Toyama Prefecture, Japan. It is located on the coast of the Sea of Japan on the island of Honshū, about 200 km north of the city of Nagoya and 300 km northwest of Tokyo.

Historically, Toyama was the capital of Etchu Province. The modern city was incorporated on April 1, 1889.

The city was nearly destroyed on the night of 1 August1945-2 August, when 173 B-29 bombers of the American 73rd Bomber Wing dropped incendiary bombs on the city. 1.87 square miles, or about 99.5 percent, of the urban center was destroyed. The city was then a center of aluminum ball-bearing and special steel production. [http://home.att.net/~sallyann6/b29/56years-4508a.html] [http://www.echigonagaoka.com/bomb/n15.html] The city then had a population of around 150,000.

As of 2005, the city has an estimated population of 420,804 and a density of 338.85 persons per km². The total area is 1,241.85 km².

Toyama is served by Toyama Airport and Toyama Station of West Japan Railway Company.

Mergers

On April 1, 2005, the towns of Osawano and Oyama from Kaminiikawa District and the towns and villages of Fuchu, Hosoiri, Yamada and Yatsuo (all from Nei District) merged into the city of Toyama. Kaminiikawa District and Nei District were both dissolved as a result of this merger.

Points of interest

* Botanic Gardens of Toyama
* Toyama Castle
* Museum of Modern Art, Toyama

ister Cities

*flagicon|United Kingdom Durham, United Kingdom
*flagicon|United States Durham, NC
*flagicon|Brazil Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil
*flagicon|Australia Leongatha, Victoria
*flagicon|China Qinhuangdao, China

ister States

*flagicon|United States Oregon, United States

External links

* [http://www.pref.toyama.jp/master/02guide/welcome/welcome_e.htm/ Toyama Prefecture website]
* [http://www7.city.toyama.toyama.jp/english/index.html Toyama City website]
* [http://sightseeing.in-japan.jp/2007/05/toyama_castle_toyama.html Toyama Castle]


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