Mino, Gifu


Mino, Gifu
Mino
美濃市
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Location of Mino in Gifu
Mino is located in Japan
Mino
 
Coordinates: 35°33′N 136°54′E / 35.55°N 136.9°E / 35.55; 136.9Coordinates: 35°33′N 136°54′E / 35.55°N 136.9°E / 35.55; 136.9
Country Japan
Region Chūbu
Prefecture Gifu
Government
 - Mayor Michimasa Ishikawa[1]
Area
 - Total 117.05 km2 (45.2 sq mi)
Population (July 2011[2])
 - Total 22,447
 - Density 191.8/km2 (496.7/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City symbols
- Tree Maple
- Flower Ume
Phone number 0575-33-1122
Address 1350 Mino-shi, Gifu-ken
501-3792
Website City of Mino

Mino (美濃市 Mino-shi?) is a city located in the Gifu Prefecture of central Japan.

Founded on 1 April 1954, Mino covers a total area of 117.05 km². As of July 2011 the city had an estimated population of 22,447 inhabitants.

The city is renowned for traditional Japanese Mino washi paper and its streets, which are in the style of the early Edo period (1603-1868).

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Bicycle rental scheme

A scheme designed to attract and encourage tourists, begun in 2004, offers bicycles and electric bicycles for low-price rental. The city has also established a number of cycling paths.[3]

Transportation

Railroad

References

  1. ^ "美濃市について" (in Japanese). Mino official webpage. http://www.city.mino.gifu.jp/view.rbz?of=1&ik=0&pnp=14&cd=2544. Retrieved 10 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "岐阜県の人口・世帯数人口動態統計調査結果" (in Japanese). Gifu prefectural website. Gifu Prefecture. http://www.pref.gifu.lg.jp/kensei-unei/tokeijoho/kohyoshiryo/jinko-jutaku/jinko/2011/jinko201108.data/H2308kohyo.xls. Retrieved September 11, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Rental bicycles eyed to boost tourism" (in English). Yomiuri Shimbun (Japan). 19 July 2010. http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/business/T100718001401.htm. Retrieved 2 August 2010. 

External links

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