- Maebashi, Gunma
— Core city — 前橋市 · Maebashi City
Gunma Coordinates: Coordinates: Country Japan Region Kantō Prefecture Gunma Government - Mayor Masao Takagi Area - Total 311.64 km2 (120.3 sq mi) Population (October 1, 2010) - Total 344,871 - Density 1,106.63/km2 (2,866.2/sq mi) Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9) City symbols - Tree Ginkgo & Zelkova - Flower Rose & Azalea Phone number 27-224-1111 Address 2-12-1, Ote-Machi, Maebashi-shi, Gunma-ken
The city was founded on April 1, 1892, by the samurai Makuba Kawai.
As of October, 2010, population data, the city has an estimated population of 344,871 and a population density of 1,106.63 persons per km². The total area is 311.64 km². It was traditionally the most populous city in Gunma until Takasaki merged with nearby towns.
Maebashi hosted the 1999 IAAF World Indoor Championships.
Maebashi is located at the foot of Mt. Akagi in the northeast corner of the Kantō Plain. The Tone River, Japan's second-longest, runs through the western part of the city. Also, Maebashi is farthest from the sea (about 120 km) among all Japanese prefectural capitals.
In the winter, the Karakaze, or "dry wind" blows through Maebashi from the north. This is due to the snow clouds coming from the Sea of Japan being blocked by the Echigo Mountain Range between Gunma and Niigata. Because of this, the city has a mild winter. In the summer, it is hot since the location is inland. On July 24, 2001, Maebashi hit 40℃, the fifth hottest temperature ever in Japan.
- 1892 - Maebashi was founded
- 1901 - A portion of Kamikawabuchi village is merged into Maebashi
- 1951 - A portion of Kaigaya village is merged into Maebashi
- 1954 - Kamikawabuchi village, Shimokawabuchi village, Azuma village, Minamitachibana village, Kaigaya village, Haga village, Motosōja village, and Sōja village are merged into Maebashi
- 1957 - A portion of Jōnan village is merged into Maebashi
- 1960 - A portion of Tamamura town and another portion of Jōnan village is merged into Maebashi
- 1967 - Jōnan village is merged into Maebashi
- 2004 - Mayor Masao Takagi is elected
- 2004 - Ōgo town, Miyagi village, and Kasukawa village are merged into Maebashi
- A planned merger of municipalities was implemented on May 5, 2009; the village of Fujimi, from Seta District, was merged into Maebashi. Seta District ceased to exist as a result.
East Japan Railway Company
Jōmō Electric Railway
The Maechari bicycle rental scheme, begun in May 2010, offers bicycles for low-price rental, from a stand in front of JR East Maebashi Station.
- Ogo Gion Festival
- ^ http://www.kokudo.or.jp/new/cities/sub/kanto/10.htm
- ^ "Rental bicycles eyed to boost tourism". Yomiuri Shimbun (Japan). 19 July 2010. http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/business/T100718001401.htm. Retrieved 2 August 2010.
Gunma Prefecture Cities Districts See also: Towns and villages by district Metropolitan cities of Japan Tokyo Metropolis Designated cities Core citiesAkita · Amagasaki · Aomori · Asahikawa · Fukuyama · Funabashi · Gifu · Hakodate · Higashiōsaka · Himeji · Iwaki · Kagoshima · Kanazawa · Kashiwa · Kawagoe · Kōchi · Kōriyama · Kumamoto · Kurashiki · Kurume · Maebashi · Matsuyama · Miyazaki · Morioka · Nagano · Nagasaki · Nara · Nishinomiya · Ōita · Okazaki · Ōtsu · Shimonoseki · Takamatsu · Takasaki · Takatsuki · Toyama · Toyohashi · Toyota · Utsunomiya · Wakayama · Yokosuka Special citiesAkashi · Atsugi · Chigasaki · Fuji · Fukui · Hachinohe · Hirakata · Hiratsuka · Ibaraki · Ichinomiya · Isesaki · Jōetsu · Kakogawa · Kasugai · Kasukabe · Kawaguchi · Kishiwada · Kōfu · Koshigaya · Kumagaya · Kure · Matsumoto · Mito · Nagaoka · Neyagawa · Numazu · Odawara · Ōta · Sasebo · Sōka · Suita · Takarazuka · Tokorozawa · Tottori · Toyonaka · Tsukuba · Yamagata · Yamato · Yao · Yokkaichi Prefectural capitals
(not included above)
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