|Geographical location in Japan|
(October 1, 2019)
|Population density :||335 inhabitants per km²|
|Community key :||16201-9|
|Flag / coat of arms:|
|Tree :||Japanese zelkove|
Toyama City Hall
7 - 38 , Shinsakura-machi
|Location of Toyamas in Toyama Prefecture|
Toyama ( Japanese 富山 市 , - shi ) is a city and the administrative seat of Toyama Prefecture in Japan . It is located on Honshū , the main island of Japan, on the coast of the Sea of Japan at Toyama Bay . Toyama has been a university city since 1949 .
Toyama is an old castle town that was home to a branch of the Maeda clan with an income of 100,000 koku from the 17th century . Shortly before the end of the Second World War, the city was almost completely destroyed in an air raid on August 2, 1945.
In addition to mechanical engineering ( Nachi-Fujikoshi Corp. ), the pharmaceutical industry and an oil refinery are of economic importance. The Kamiokande experiment is taking place in a mine near the city , in which the lifespan of the proton is to be determined.
The waters off Toyama Bay are home to the luminous squid .
Neighboring cities and communities
- Toyama Castle Ruins ( 富 山城 )
- Kataller Toyama (football club)
- Durham, North Carolina , United States, since 1989
- Qinhuangdao , People's Republic of China , since 1981
- Kōdai Fujii (* 1991), football player
- Jō Inoue (* 1994), football player
- Yoshihisa Inoue (* 1947), Prefectural Governor
- Junki Mawatari (* 1996), football player
- Jin'en Nagase (* 1943), politician
- Hiroki Nakada (* 1992), football player
- Yōko Nogiwa (1936-2017), actress
- Shō Ōtsuka (* 1995), football player
- Shunsuke Tachino (* 1993), football player
- Kōichi Tanaka (* 1959), Nobel Prize Laureate in Chemistry in 2002
- Makoto Tateno , manga artist