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西宮市 · Nishinomiya
Shukugawa Pairk in ware
Official seal of Nishinomiya
Location of Nishinomiya in Hyōgo
Location of Nishinomiya in Hyōgo
Coordinates: 34°44′15.35″N 135°20′29.63″E / 34.7375972°N 135.3415639°E / 34.7375972; 135.3415639Coordinates: 34°44′15.35″N 135°20′29.63″E / 34.7375972°N 135.3415639°E / 34.7375972; 135.3415639
 • MayorMasahiro Kouno
 • Total99.96 km2 (38.59 sq mi)
 (October 1, 2011)
 • Total483,598
 • TreeCamphor Laurel
 • FlouerSakura
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Staundart Time)
City Hall Address10-3 Rokutanji-chō, Nishinomiya-shi, Hyōgo-ken
WebsiteCity of Nishinomiya

Nishinomiya (西宮市, Nishinomiya-shi) is a ceety fund in Hyōgo, Japan, atween the ceeties o Ōsaka an Kōbe. On Apryle 1, 2005, the ceety o Nishinomiya celebratit its 80t anniversary. It is baist kent as the home o Kōshien Stadium, whaur the Hanshin Tigers basebaw team plays home gemmes an whaur Japan's annual heich schuil basebaw championship is held. It is an aa the location o Kwansei Gakuin Varsity, a private varsity foondit bi American missionaries in the nineteent century. Nishinomiya is an important commercial an shippin ceety in the Kansai region wi the third lairgest population in Hyōgo Prefectur.

Topografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Nishinomiya Ceety is locatit in the sooth-east o Hyōgo Prefectur atween the ceeties o Kobe an Osaka. It haes mairches wi Osaka Bay tae the sooth, the ceeties o Amagasaki, Itami an Takarazuka alang the Mukogawa an Nigawa rivers tae the east an bi a pairt o the Rokko Muntains an Kobe Ceety tae the north. The ceety can be dividit intae twa auries: a muntainous aurie in the north an a coastal plain in the sooth. Situatit in the middle is Munt Kabuto (309 meters), a laundmerk o the ceety.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Aprile 1, 1924: Openin o Kōshien Stadium
  • Aprile 1925: Nishinomiya Toun acame a municipal organization.
  • Aprile 1933: Ceety merged wi Imazu Toun, Shiba Veelage an Taisha Veelage.
  • Februar 1941: Ceety merged wi Koto Veelage.
  • Mey 1942: Ceety merged wi Kawaragi Veelage.
  • Aprile 1951: Ceety merged wi Naruo Veelage, Yamaguchi Veelage, an Shiose Veelage.
  • Januar 17, 1995: Great Hanshin yirdquauk disaster. Nishinomiya Ceety received widespread damage.

Industry[eedit | eedit soorce]

Based on shippin vollum, Nishinomiya ranks aicht in Hyōgo Prefecture as o 2001, wi fuid processin industries makin up 78.1% o the tot. O this percentage, sake production accounts for 24.3%.

Tae promote smaa an middle-size businesses an tae improve the livin environment in aurie whaur hooses staund next tae factories, the ceety conductit a collective relocation program o industrial facilities tae Naruo-hama an Nishinomiya-hama reclaimed lands.

In general, local industries face difficulties due tae the damage caused bi the Great Hanshin yirdquauk an the present economic recession. The nummer o business establishments, employees, an the shippin volume o local industry is decreasin.

Kōshien Stadium

Agricultur[eedit | eedit soorce]

As maist o the farmland is locatit within the urban destrict, Nishinomiya agricultur is in a difficult situation an it worsens every year. Currently, efforts are bein made tae improve fairmin in order tae mak it profitable bi growin sic mercatable products as saft vegetables for the big mercats o Osaka an Kobe. Ither efforts include effective land uise bi growin crops in greenhooses uisin hydroponic techniques an development o techniques for safe products.

Residential destricts[eedit | eedit soorce]

Nishinomiya is situatit atween the major ceeties o Kobe an Osaka. Luxury neighborhuids are common in this ceety, especially in auries near Ashiya. Some o the shoppin maws in Nishinomiya are the Lalaport Koshien an the Hankyu Nishinomiya Gairdens.

Varsities an colleges[eedit | eedit soorce]

Heich schuils[eedit | eedit soorce]

Cultur[eedit | eedit soorce]

Nishinomiya Shrine

Pynts o interest[eedit | eedit soorce]

Sister an friendship ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Special products[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Sake - Japanese Rice Wine
  • Najio Japanese Paper
  • Bamboo Crafts
  • Japanese Candles

Notable fowk[eedit | eedit soorce]

Gallery[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

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