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Takaoka, Toyama

RegionChūbu (Hokuriku)
MayorKeiichiro Tachibana
Total Area80.8 sq mi (209.38 km2)
Total Population177552 (October 1, 2010)
Density (pop.)847.99/km2 (2196.3/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneJapan Standard Time (UTC+9)

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

As of October 1, 2010, the city has an estimated population of 177,552 and the population density of 847.99 persons per square kilometer. The total area is 209.38 km2. Takaoka is the second largest city in Toyama Prefecture.

The city was founded on April 1, 1889.

Every autumn, the city has a Man'yō Festival in which poems from the Man'yōshū are recited. The city tram line is called the Man'yō line.|} is a traditional product of the city. It supplies most of the bells and statues of Buddhist temples in Japan. The city is home to a large bronze Buddha, 15.85 meters tall from ground to halo, and the national treasure


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