Tsu, Mie


Tsu, Mie

Infobox City Japan
Name= Tsu
JapaneseName= 津市
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Region= Kansai
Prefecture= Mie
District=
Area_km2= 710.81
PopDate= 2006
Population= 292,628
Density_km2=
Coords=
LatitudeDegrees= 34
LatitudeMinutes= 43
LatitudeSeconds=
LongtitudeDegrees= 136
LongtitudeMinutes= 30
LongtitudeSeconds=
Tree= Azalea
Flower= Azalea
Bird=
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SymbolDescription= Flag
Mayor=
CityHallPostalCode= 514-8611
CityHallAddress= 23-1 Nishi-Marunouchi, Tsu-shi, Mie-ken
CityHallPhone=
CityHallLink= [http://www.city.tsu.mie.jp City of Tsu]

nihongo|Tsu|津市|Tsu-shi is the capital of Mie Prefecture, Japan. It is located on Ise Bay.

Tsu originally developed as a castle town. During the Edo era, it became a popular stopping point for travelers to Ise shrine, about 40 km to the southeast. The old city was founded on April 1, 1889. About half of it was destroyed by the American bombing raids of 1945, although it has been rebuilt since then and remains one of the region's principal cities.

Tsu is home to Mie University, the prefecture's only national university.

Tsu is on the Kisei Main Line, Kintetsu Nagoya Line, and Ise Railway. The closest airport is Chubu Centrair International Airport, on an artificial island in Ise Bay, south of Nagoya and is accessible by high speed boat.

On January 1, 2006, the city of Hisai and the towns and villages in Age District and Ichishi District merged into Tsu. The city became the 8th prefectual capital city to form the new municipal organizationClarifyme|date=September 2008 joining Saitama, Shizuoka, Aomori, Toyama, Matsue, Yamaguchi, and Saga. As a result of the merger, the city became the 2nd largest in Mie by population behind Yokkaichi, and became the largest in Mie by area ahead of Matsusaka.

The city is also prone to tsunamis and has made a wall to try and slow them down and give people time to evacuate the area.Fact|date=September 2008

The city is known worldwide for its famous wine "Krasaki tou Tsu" and for their beer "Tsumikurou pu Tsu".Fact|date=September 2008

External links

* [http://www.info.city.tsu.mie.jp/ Tsu official website] in Japanese


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