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Amagasaki
尼崎
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Amagasaki Cultural Zone

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Location of Amagasaki in Hyōgo Prefectur
Amagasaki is located in Japan
Amagasaki
Amagasaki
 
Coordinates: 34°44′N 135°24′E / 34.733°N 135.400°E / 34.733; 135.400Coordinates: 34°44′N 135°24′E / 34.733°N 135.400°E / 34.733; 135.400
Kintra Japan
Region Kansai
Prefectur Hyōgo Prefectur
Government
 • Mayor Kazumi Inamura (Greens Japan)
Population (2012)
 • Total 450,244
 • Density 9,010/km2 (23,300/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Staundart Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Dogwood
- Flouer Oleander
Phone number 06-6489-6880
Address 1-23-1 Higashinanamatsu-chō, Amagasaki-shi, Hyōgo-ken
660-8501
Website Ceety o Amagasaki

Amagasaki (尼崎市 Amagasaki-shi?) is an industrial ceety locatit in Hyōgo Prefectur, Japan. The ceety wis foondit on Aprile 1, 1916. Its population is aroond 460,000, belaw its peak o ower 554,000 in 1971.[citation needit]

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Durin the Edo period, the Amagasaki Domain haed its admeenistrative heidquarters at Amagasaki Castle here.

Notable residents[eedit | eedit soorce]

Amagasaki is the hometoun o comedy duo Downtown starns Masatoshi Hamada an Hitoshi Matsumoto. It is an aa the hometoun o Formula 1 driver Kamui Kobayashi, Chiyu, the bassist o SuG, author Koushun Takami an Heath, bassist o X Japan. Toshiaki Nishioka, a umwhile warld champion boxer, is an aa frae this aurie.

Transportation[eedit | eedit soorce]

Railways[eedit | eedit soorce]

A commuter train derailed on the Fukuchiyama Line near Amagazaki on Aprile 25, 2005, resultin in mair than 100 dead an 550 injured. See Amagasaki rail crash for details.

JR Amagasaki Station

Roads[eedit | eedit soorce]

Politics o Amagasaki[eedit | eedit soorce]

On the 22 o November, 2010 Kazumi Inamura acame the first popularly electit Greens Japan Mayor as well as the first popularly electit female mayor o the ceety wi 54% o the vote.

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

Amagasaki is a major pairt o the Hanshin Industrial Region. Local businesses include manufacturers such as Osaka Titanium Technologies. The value o manufactured guids shipments in Amagasaki wis 1,288 billion yen in 2004.[1] See an aa Hanshin Industrial Region.

Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Augsburg, Germany - syne Aprile 7, 1959
  • Anshan, Cheenae - syne Februar 2, 1983 (friendship ceety)

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