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Bizen, Okayama
Bizen

Bizen City
Bizen City
Flag of Bizen
Flag
Official seal of Bizen
Seal
Location of Bizen in Okayama Prefecture
Location of Bizen in Okayama Prefecture
Bizen is located in Japan
Bizen
Bizen
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°45?N 134°11?E / 34.750°N 134.183°E / 34.750; 134.183Coordinates: 34°45?N 134°11?E / 34.750°N 134.183°E / 34.750; 134.183
CountryJapan
RegionCh?goku (San'y?)
PrefectureOkayama Prefecture
Area
 o Total258.23 km2 (99.70 sq mi)
Population
(March 31, 2017[1])
 o Total35,610
 o Density140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (JST)
Websitewww.city.bizen.okayama.jp
Hakuch? Masamune's birthplace

Bizen (, Bizen-shi) is a city located in Okayama Prefecture, Japan.

History

The city was founded on April 1, 1971.

On March 22, 2005, the towns of Hinase and Yoshinaga (both from Wake District) were merged into Bizen. As of this merger, the total area became 258.23 km².

The township of Imbe became a part of the city, which is particularly famous for its Bizen ware.

It is home to literary critic Hakuch? Masamune's birthplace, which is now a museum.

Population

As of March 2017, the city has an estimated population of 35,610 and a population density of 140 people per km².[1]

Notable people from Bizen

See also

References

  1. ^ a b . Bizen official website (in Japanese). Bizen City. Retrieved 2017.

External links



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