Nagareyama, Chiba


Nagareyama, Chiba
Nagareyama
流山市
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Location of Nagareyama in Chiba
Nagareyama is located in Japan
Nagareyama
 
Coordinates: 35°51′N 139°54′E / 35.85°N 139.9°E / 35.85; 139.9Coordinates: 35°51′N 139°54′E / 35.85°N 139.9°E / 35.85; 139.9
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Chiba
Government
 – Mayor Yoshiharu Izaki (since May 2003)
Area
 – Total 35.28 km2 (13.6 sq mi)
Population (February 2011)
 – Total 164,683
 – Density 4,670/km2 (12,095.2/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City Symbols
-Tree Japanese Box
- Flower Azalea
Phone number 04-7158-1111
Address 1-1-1, Heiwadai, Nagareyama-shi, Chiba-ken 270-0192
Website City of Nagareyama
Nagareyama City Hall

Nagareyama (流山市 Nagareyama-shi?) is a city located in northern Chiba Prefecture, Japan. As of February 2011, the town had an estimated population of 164,683 and a population density of 4670 persons per km². The total area was 35.28 km².

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Geography

Nagareyama is located in the far northwestern corner of Chiba Prefecture, bordered by the Edogawa River to the west.

Neighboring municipalities

History

During the Edo period, Nagareyama was a river port on the Edogawa River. After the Meiji Restoration, Nagareyama Town was created in Inba District , Chiba Prefecture on April 1, 1889. On January 1, 1952, it merged with neighboring Edogawa Town to form a new Nagareyama Town. Nagareyama became a city on January 1, 1967.

Economy

Nagareyama is a regional commercial center and a bedroom community for nearby Chiba and Tokyo. The city is also noted for its production of mirin, a sweetened sake used for cooking.

Education

Universities

Transportation

Railway

Highway

Noted people from Nagareyama

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