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岐阜 市
Geographical location in Japan
Gifu (Japan)
Red pog.svg
Region : Chūbu
Prefecture : Gifu
Coordinates : 35 ° 25 '  N , 136 ° 46'  E Coordinates: 35 ° 25 '24 "  N , 136 ° 45' 38"  E
Basic data
Surface: 202.89 km²
Residents : 401,534
(June 1, 2019)
Population density : 1979 inhabitants per km²
Community key : 21201-6
Flag / coat of arms:
Flag / coat of arms of Gifu
Flower : Fire sage
town hall
Address : Gifu City Hall
18 Imazawa-chō
Gifu -shi
Gifu  500-8701
Website URL:
Location Gifus in Gifu Prefecture
Location Gifus in the prefecture

Gifu ( Japanese 岐阜 市 , - shi ) is a city and the administrative seat of Gifu Prefecture on Honshū , the main island of Japan . It is located on the Nagara River near Nagoya .

Gifu has a university , in addition to mechanical engineering, there is also textile, plastic, paper and porcelain industries .


Gifu had 413,180 inhabitants in 2006, in 1903 there were about 40,000.

The Nagara River flows through the city from northeast to southwest.

Directly west of the city center are several mountains, some of which are completely surrounded by built-up areas, including the Kinka , and whose foehn winds ensure a warm climate in summer.


Castle Gifu

Gifu is a former castle town . The castle tower, which was rebuilt in 1956, stands for the former Gifu Castle . Another attraction is the Zen temple. In 1891, the Mino Owari earthquake almost completely destroyed the city, but it was quickly rebuilt.

Ukai , the traditional cormorant fishing , is still practiced in Gifu today .


Major roads

  • National road 21: to Mizunami and Maibara
  • National Road 22: to Nagoya
  • National roads 156, 157, 248, 256, 303

Rail connections

After the privatization of the tram and bus network led to a deterioration in the supply due to the closure of unprofitable sections of the route, the municipality took over operation again in 2008 and achieved an increase in the number of passengers and an increase in the number of passengers through a model of citizen participation that was unusual for Japan (including the right to have a say in setting fares) improved connections.

Town twinning

sons and daughters of the town



Gifu is the home of the soccer club FC Gifu .

The Gifu Seiryū Half Marathon has been held in May since 2011 .

Neighboring cities and communities

Individual evidence

  1. Scrapping of Hiroshima's Sanko Line highlights transport ills in shrinking Japan (2017-0-28)
  2. BILATERAL RELATIONS - SISTER CITIES. Japanese Embassy Vienna, archived from the original on July 19, 2012 ; accessed on August 17, 2016 .

Web links

Commons : Gifu  - collection of images, videos and audio files