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Amagasaki
尼崎
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尼崎市 · Amagasaki
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Location of Amagasaki in Hyōgo
Amagasaki is located in Japan
Amagasaki
Coordinates: 34°44′N 135°24′E / 34.733°N 135.4°E / 34.733; 135.4
Country Japan
Region Kansai
Prefecture Hyōgo
Government
 - Mayor Aya Shirai
Area
 - Total 49.77 km2 (19.2 sq mi)
Population
(April 1, 2008)
460,261
 - Density 9,244/km2 (23,941.9/sq mi)
City Symbols
 - Tree Dogwood
 - Flower Oleander
Website City of Amagasaki
Phone number 06-6489-6880
Address

1-23-1 Higashinanamatsu-chō, Amagasaki-shi, Hyōgo-ken
660-8501

Amagasaki (尼崎市 Amagasaki-shi ?) is an industrial city located in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on April 1, 1916. Its population is around 460,000, well below its peak of over 554,000 in 1971.

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History

During the Edo period, the Amagasaki Domain had its administrative headquarters at Amagasaki Castle here.

Transportation

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Railways

A commuter train derailed on the Fukuchiyama Line near Amagazaki on April 25, 2005, resulting in more than 100 dead and 550 injured. See Amagasaki rail crash for details.

Roads

Politics of Amagasaki

Economy

Amagasaki is a major part of the Hanshin Industrial Region. The value of manufactured goods shipments in Amagasaki was 1,288 billion yen in 2004.[1]. See also Hanshin Industrial Region.

Sister cities

External links

Japanese comedian DOWNTOWN is from Amagasaki.


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