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Nara, Nara

Full name奈良市 · Nara City
Official name奈良市 · Nara City
Settlement typeCore city
PrefectureNara Prefecture
MayorGen Nakagawa
Total Area106.9 sq mi (276.84 km2)
Total Population368636 (January 1, 2010)
Density (pop.)1331.58/km2 (3448.8/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneJapan Standard Time (UTC+9)

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|} is the capital city of Nara Prefecture in the Kansai region of Japan. The city occupies the northern part of Nara Prefecture, directly bordering Kyoto Prefecture. Eight temples, shrines and ruins in Nara, specifically Tōdai-ji, Saidai-ji, Kōfuku-ji, Kasuga Shrine, Gangō-ji, Yakushi-ji, Tōshōdai-ji and the Heijō Palace remains, together with Kasugayama Primeval Forest, collectively form "Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara", a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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