|Geographical location in Japan|
|Coordinates :||35 ° 25 ' N , 136 ° 46' E|
(June 1, 2019)
|Population density :||1979 inhabitants per km²|
|Community key :||21201-6|
|Flag / coat of arms:|
|Flower :||Fire sage|
Gifu City Hall
|Location Gifus in Gifu 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.
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 .
- National road 21: to Mizunami and Maibara
- National Road 22: to Nagoya
- National roads 156, 157, 248, 256, 303
- JR Tōkaidō Main Line : to Tokyo and Kobe
- JR Takayama Main Line : to Toyama
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.
- Florence , since 1978
- Campinas , since 1982
- Cincinnati , since 1988
- Meidling , Vienna , since 1992
sons and daughters of the town
- Hajime Furuta (* 1947), politician
- Eiya Hashimoto (* 1993), racing cyclist
- Hirohide Hashimoto (1933-2000), painter
- Ryōji Ikeda (* 1966), sound artist
- Hiroshi Ōguri (* 1962), physicist
- Hideo Okuda (* 1959), author
- Makoto Raiku (* 1974), Mangaka
- Masahiro Shinoda (* 1931), director and screenwriter
- Yumi Tōmei (* 1972), soccer player
- Kazuhiro Wada (born 1972), baseball player
- Takamasa Yamazaki (born 1992), football player
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
- ↑ Scrapping of Hiroshima's Sanko Line highlights transport ills in shrinking Japan (2017-0-28)
- ↑ BILATERAL RELATIONS - SISTER CITIES. Japanese Embassy Vienna, archived from the original on July 19, 2012 ; accessed on August 17, 2016 .