Place:Maizuru, Kyoto, Japan

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NameMaizuru
Alt namesMaizuru-shisource: Wikipedia
TypeCity
Coordinates35.483°N 135.383°E
Located inKyoto, Japan
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is a city located in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan, on an inlet of the Sea of Japan. The city was founded on May 27, 1943.

As of 2008, the city has an estimated population of 89,626 and a population density of 264 persons per km². The total area is 342.15 km².

Maizuru is a city rich in nature, located on the scenic Maizuru Bay. Maizuru Harbor is located in Maizuru Bay, from which travel to Hokkaidō is possible via the Sea of Japan.

History

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Maizuru's development was greatly spurred after the naval port was installed in 1901. In the Russo-Japanese War, many warships were based there, due to its proximity to the Sea of Japan. After the Second World War, Maizuru was a key port for returning Japanese servicemen and detainees from continental Asia for over 13 years. Today, Maizuru is a key district headquarters for the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force.

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