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Okayama

岡山
岡山市 · Okayama City
Okayama Station west side - panoramio.jpg
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Okayama in Okayama Prefecture Ja.svg
Okayama is locatit in Japan
Okayama
Okayama
 
Coordinates: 34°39′N 133°55′E / 34.650°N 133.917°E / 34.650; 133.917Coordinates: 34°39′N 133°55′E / 34.650°N 133.917°E / 34.650; 133.917
KintraJapan
RegionChūgoku
PrefecturOkayama Prefectur
Govrenment
 • MayorShigeo Takaya
Area
 • Total789.88 km2 (304.97 sq mi)
Population
 (August 2010)
 • Tot705,224
 • Density892.8/km2 (2,312/sq mi)
WabsteidOkayama City

Okayama (岡山市, Okayama-shi) is the caipital ceety o Okayama Prefectur in the Chūgoku region o Japan.

The ceety wis foondit on Juin 1, 1889. As o August 2010, the ceety haes an estimatit population o 705,224 an a population density o 893 persons per km². The tot aurie is 789.88 km².

The ceety is the steid o Kōraku-en, kent as ane o the tap three tradeetional gardens in Japan, an the black Okayama Castle, which is rankit among the best 100 Japanese castles. The ceety is famous as the settin o the Japanese fable "Momotarō".

Sister cities[eedit | eedit soorce]

Okayama haes 6 sister ceeties aroond the warld.