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Okayama

Administration
Full name岡山市 · Okayama City
Official name岡山市 · Okayama City
JapaneseName岡山
Settlement typeDesignated city
CountryJapan
RegionChūgoku
PrefectureOkayama Prefecture
Government
MayorShigeo Takaya
Geography
Total Area304.9 sq mi (789.88 km2)
Demography
Total Population705224 (August 2010)
Other information
Time zoneJapan Standard Time (UTC+9)

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|} is the capital city of Okayama Prefecture in the Chūgoku region of Japan.

The city was founded on June 1, 1889. As of August 2010, the city has an estimated population of 705,224 and a population density of 893 persons per km2. The total area is 789.88 km2.

The city is the site of Kōraku-en and the black Okayama Castle, which is ranked among the best 100 Japanese castles. The city is famous as the setting of the Japanese fable "Momotarō".


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