Funabashi, Chiba

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船橋市 • Funabashi-shi
LaLaPort shoppin maw in Funabashi
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Banner o Funabashi
Official seal of Funabashi
Location o Funabashi in Chiba Prefectur
Location o Funabashi in Chiba Prefectur
Funabashi is located in Japan
Coordinates: 35°42′N 139°59′E / 35.700°N 139.983°E / 35.700; 139.983Coordinates: 35°42′N 139°59′E / 35.700°N 139.983°E / 35.700; 139.983
PrefecturChiba Prefectur
 • MayorKoshichi Fujishiro
 • Total85.64 km2 (33.07 sq mi)
 (Aprile 1, 2012)
 • Total610,572
 • Density7130/km2 (18,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Staundart Time)
Area code(s)047-4
- TreeCamellia sasanqua
- FlouerCamellia sasanqua
Phone nummer047-436-2111
Address2-10-25 Minatocho

Funabashi (船橋市, Funabashi-shi) is a ceety in northwastren Chiba Prefectur, Japan. As o Aprile 2012, the ceety haed an estimatit population o 610,572 an a population density o 7130 persons per km². The tot area wis 85.64 km². It is the 7t maist populous ceety in Greater Tokyo.

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Funabashi is locatit in northwastren Chiba Prefectur an maks up ane pairt o the Shimōsa Plateau. The ceety sits 20–30 meters abuin sea level, an is relatively flat. Funabashi is crossed bi the Tone River, an the hale o the smaa Ebi River is situate athin the ceety leemits. Funabashi formerly haed wide, shallow beaches, buta fair bit o the coast haes been industrialized an transformed bi reclaimed land.

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The name "Funabashi" is mentioned in the Kamakura period chronicle Azuma Kagami. Housamever, the name itsel is even mair auncient, datin frae afore the Nara period an the Yamatotakeru meethology. Archaeologists hae foond stane tuils frae the Japanese Paleolithic period an shell middens frae the Jomon period in the area, indicatin continuous inhabitation for thoosands o years. A nummer o Shinto shrines an Buddhist temples in the area claim tae hae been foondit in the Nara period or Heian period. Durin the Muromachi periods, the area wis controlled bi the Chiba clan. Durin the Sengoku period, the Chiba clan foucht the Satomi clan tae the sooth, an the Late Hojo clan tae the wast. Efter the defeat o the Chiba clan, the area came within the control o Tokugawa Ieyasu.

Unner the Tokugawa shogunate, the area prospered as a post toun on the river crossin o the Tone River, an wis lairgely retained as tenryo unner the direck control o the Shogunate an admeenistered throuch a nummer o hatamoto. The area wis a favored huntin groonds for the Shogun an aw. Durin the Boshin War o the Meiji Restoration, Funabashi wis the location o a minor skirmish atween Tokugawa lyalists unner Enomoto Takeaki an the pro-Imperial forces o Okayama Domain an Satsuma Domain; durin it maist o the toun burned doun.

Efter the abolition o the han system, the area eventwally acame pairt o Chiba Prefectur. Funabashi Toun wis ane o several touns an veelages creatit on Aprile 1, 1889 unner Inba Destrict. The area developed rapidly due tae its proximity tae Tokyo an the presence o numerous militar facilities in the area. On Aprile 1, 1937, Funabashi achieved ceety status throu merger wi neighborin Katsushika Toun an Yasakae, Hoden an Tsukada veelages. The new ceety wis host tae numerous militar installations in Warld War II, an wis bombed in the air raids on Japan in 1945. The ceety developed rapidly in the postwar period, wi the development o industries, public hoosin developments an port facilities. Wi the annexation o neighborin Ninomiya Toun in 1953, the population ootdingit 100,000. The population exceedit 300,000 in 1969 an 500,000 in 1982. Funabashi wis designatit a core ceety on Aprile 1, 2005 wi increased local autonomy frae the central govrenment. The population exceedit 600,000 in 2006.

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Funabashi is a regional commercial centre an, due tae its numerous train connections, a bedroom community for nearbi Chiba an Tokyo.

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Higashi-Funabashi - Funabashi - Nishi-Funabashi - Shimōsa-Nakayama

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