Kasaoka
笠岡市
View of Kasaoka City
Location of Kasaoka in Okayama Prefecture
Kasaoka
Kasaoka
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°30′14″N 133°30′36″E / 34.50389°N 133.51000°E / 34.50389; 133.51000Coordinates: 34°30′14″N 133°30′36″E / 34.50389°N 133.51000°E / 34.50389; 133.51000
CountryJapan
RegionChūgoku (San'yō)
PrefectureOkayama Prefecture
Government
 • MayorNorimoto Mishima (current)
Area
 • Total136.03 km2 (52.52 sq mi)
Population
 (February 28, 2017)
 • Total50,160
 • Density370/km2 (960/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+09:00 (JST)
City hall address1-1 Chūō, Kasaoka-shi, Okayama-ken
714-8601
Symbols
FlowerChrysanthemum
TreeGinkgo biloba

Kasaoka (笠岡市, Kasaoka-shi) is a city located in Okayama Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on April 1, 1952. The municipal district also includes 31 outlying islands including seven inhabited islands in the Kasaoka Islands group.

As of February 28, 2017, the city has an estimated population of 50,160, with 22,446 households and a population density of 370 persons per km².[1] The total area is 136.03 km².

Landmarks and local cultural facilities

Crime and safety

The Asano-gumi yakuza syndicate is based in Kasaoka. The Asano-gumi is the only designated yakuza group based in Okayama Prefecture.[3]

Sister cities

Kasaoka is twinned with:[4]

References

  1. ^ "Official website of Kasaoka city" (in Japanese). Japan: Kasaoka City. Retrieved 12 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Kasaoka Municipal Horseshoe Crab Museum". Kasaoka Tourism Foundation. Retrieved 23 June 2016.
  3. ^ "2010 Police White Paper Chapter 2 : Furtherance of Organized Crime Countermeasures", 2010, National Police Agency (in Japanese)
  4. ^ "友好握手都市<コタバル市(マレーシア)/モービィロンガコミューン(スウェーデン)>". Kasaoka City Official Website. Archived from the original on 21 December 2015. Retrieved 7 October 2011.