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Tajimi, Gifu

Administration
JapaneseName多治見市
CountryJapan
RegionChūbu
PrefectureGifu
Government
MayorMasanori Furukawa (since April 2007)
Geography
Total Area35.2 sq mi (91.24 km2)
Demography
Total Population112165 (July 2011)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneJapan Standard Time (UTC+9)

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|} is a city located in Gifu Prefecture, Japan.

As of April 1, 2011, the city has an estimated population of 112,165, with 40,413 number of households. The total area is 91.24 km2.

Tajimi is located in the Tono region of Gifu Prefecture, on the Toki River. Tajimi is well known for ceramics, especially Oribe and Seto styles. In addition to biannual pottery fairs, the city hosts the Mino International Ceramics Festival every three years.

Tajimi is also home to Eihō-ji, which belongs to the Nanzenji faction of the Rinzai school of Zen Buddhism. Eihoji is located on Kokeizan, in the northern section of the city. Tajimi is also home to a Catholic monastery belonging to the Society of the Divine Word. The monastery is famous for its wine.

The city was founded on August 1, 1940.

Tajimi has had a strong sister-city relationship with Terre Haute, Indiana, USA since the 1960s.

The hottest temperature ever measured in Japan - 40.9˚ Celsius - was recorded in Tajimi on August 16, 2007.


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