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Kyōtanabe, Kyoto


Kyōtanabe, Kyoto

Flag of Kyōtanabe
Location of Kyōtanabe in Kyoto Prefecture
Location of Kyōtanabe in Kyoto Prefecture
Kyōtanabe is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Country Japan
Region Kansai
Prefecture Kyoto Prefecture
 • Mayor Akezo Ishii (since April 2007)
 • Total 42.94 km2 (16.58 sq mi)
Population (January 1, 2012)
 • Total 64,513
 • Density 1,500/km2 (3,900/sq mi)
 • Tree Triadica sebifera
 • Flower Azalea
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City Hall Address Tanabe 80, Kyo-tanabe City, Kyoto Prefecture (京都府京田辺市田辺80番地)
Phone number 81-(0)774-63-1123
Website City of Kyōtanabe

Kyōtanabe (京田辺市 Kyōtanabe-shi) is a city located in the southern tip of Kyoto Prefecture, Japan.

As of January 1, 2012, the city has an estimated population of 64,513, with 25,521 households and a population density of 1,500 persons per km². The total area is 42.94 km².


Kyōtanabe was briefly the capital of Japan during the reign of Emperor Keitai. The life of the Imperial court was centered at Tsutsuki Palace where the emperor lived in 511–518.[1]

The modern city was founded on April 1, 1997, after the town of Tanabe was reorganized into the city of Kyōtanabe. The Kyō- was added to distinguish it from the city of Tanabe, Wakayama.


  1. ^ Koch, W. (1904). p. 13Japan; Geschichte nach japanischen Quellen und ethnographische Skizzen. Mit einem Stammbaum des Kaisers von Japan,.

External links

Media related to at Wikimedia Commons

  • Kyotanabe City official website (Japanese)
  • Kyotanabe City official website (English)

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