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Shōboku, Okayama

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Shōboku, Okayama

Former municipality
Former Shōboku town hall
Former Shōboku town hall
Shōboku is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Country Japan
Region Chūgoku
Prefecture Okayama Prefecture
District Katsuta
Merged February 28, 2005
(now part of Tsuyama)
 • Total 44.90 km2 (17.34 sq mi)
Population (2003)
 • Total 7,494
 • Density 166.90/km2 (432.3/sq mi)
 • Tree Zelkova serrata
 • Flower Satsuki azalea
 • Bird Japanese Bush-warbler
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)

Shōboku (勝北町 Shōboku-chō) was a town located in Katsuta District, Okayama Prefecture, Japan.

As of 2003, the town had an estimated population of 7,494 and a density of 166.90 persons per km². The total area was 44.90 km².

On February 28, 2005, Shōboku, along with the town of Kamo, the village of Aba (both from Tomata District), and the town of Kume (from Kume District), was merged into the expanded city of Tsuyama and no longer exists as an independent municipality.


  • Geography 1
    • Adjoining municipalities 1.1
  • Education 2
  • Transportation 3
    • Road 3.1
  • External links 4


Adjoining municipalities


  • Niino Elementary School
  • Hirodo Elementary School
  • Shōkamo Elementary School
  • Shōboku Junior High School



External links

  • Official website of Tsuyama in Japanese (some English content)

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