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Hirakata, Osaka

Full name枚方市 · Hirakata
Official name枚方市 · Hirakata
Settlement typeSpecial city
MayorHiroshi Nakatsuka
Total Area25.1 sq mi (65.08 km2)
Total Population407465 (August 1, 2011)
Density (pop.)6260/km2 (16213.4/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneJapan Standard Time (UTC+9)

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|} is a city located in north-eastern Osaka, Japan, near the prefectural borders of Nara and Kyoto. It is renowned for its chrysanthemum doll exhibition, as well as Hirakata Park - an amusement park featuring five roller coasters.

The city was founded on August 1, 1947. On April 1, 2001, Hirakata was designated as a special city of Japan.

The total area of the city is 65.07 km2. As of January 1, 2010, the city has an estimated population of 411,777, and a population density of 6,327.24 persons per km2.

Hirakata Park is famous for being the first amusement park that opened in the Kansai region in 1910.

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