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From top left: Wakakusayama Mountain Burning, Great Buddha of Tōdai-ji, Yakushi-ji, Tōdai-ji, Kasuga Shrine and a deer in Nara Park
From top left: Wakakusayama Mountain Burning, Great Buddha of Tōdai-ji, Yakushi-ji, Tōdai-ji, Kasuga Shrine and a deer in Nara Park
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CountryJapan
RegionKansai
PrefectureNara Prefecture
Government
 • MayorGen Nakagawa
Area
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Population
 (April 1, 2017)
 • Total359,666
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Symbols
 • TreeQuercus gilva
 • FlowerNara yaezakura
 • BirdJapanese bush warbler
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
City hall address1-1-1 Nijō-ōji, Nara-shi, Nara-ken
630-8580
Websitewww.city.nara.lg.jp

Nara (奈良市, Nara-shi) is a city in Japan on the island of Honshu. It is the capital city of Nara Prefecture.[1]

It has been recognized as a core city since 2002.[2]

History

Many of the temples, shrines and ruins in Nara form "Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara", which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.[3] The site includes

The Kasugayama Primeval Forest is also identified as a world heritage site.[3]

Geography

The city is in the northern part of Nara Prefecture. It is on the border with Kyoto Prefecture.

References

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Nara" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 698; "Kansai" at p. 477.
  2. Jacobs, A.J. "Japan's Evolving Nested Municipal Hierarchy: The Race for Local Power in the 2000s," Urban Studies Research, Vol. 2011 (2011), p. 8 [PDF 8 of 14]; Buhnik, Sophie. "From Shrinking Cities to Toshi no Shukushō: Identifying Patterns of Urban Shrinkage in the Osaka Metropolitan Area," Berkeley Planning Journal, Vol. 23, No. 1 (2001), p. 135 [PDF 4 of 24]; retrieved 2012-12-5.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO), The Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara; retrieved 2012-8-29.

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