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Katsuyama City Hall
Katsuyama City Hall
Flag of Katsuyama
Official seal of Katsuyama
Location of Katsuyama in Fukui Prefecture
Location of Katsuyama in Fukui Prefecture
Katsuyama is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Hokuriku)
Prefecture Fukui
 • Total 253.88 km2 (98.02 sq mi)
 (May 2018)
 • Total 23,527
 • Density 92.670/km2 (240.014/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
City symbols  
-Tree Cryptomeria
-Flower Satsuki Azalea

Katsuyama (勝山市, Katsuyama-shi) is a city located in Fukui Prefecture, Japan. As of 31 May  2018 (2018 -05-31), the city has an estimated population of 23,527, with 7,973 households, and a population density of 93 persons per km². The total area of the city was 253.88 square kilometres (98.02 sq mi). Katsuyama was the ninth-best ranking city in a ranking that compared health and sanitation in cities around the world published in April 2007.


Katsuyama is located in the Katsuyama Basin of far northern Fukui Prefecture, bordered by Ishikawa Prefecture to the north, and surrounded by mountains on all sides. The Kuzuryū River flows through part of the city. Parts of the city are within the borders of Hakusan National Park.


Katsuyama Castle Museum 2002-06-10
Katsuyama Castle Museum

Katsuyama is part of ancient Echizen Province. During the Edo period, the area was divided between the holdings of Echizen-Katsuyama Domain, Fukui Domain, Ōno Domain, and Gujō Domain. Following the Meiji restoration, it was organised into part of Ōno District in Fukui Prefecture. With the establishment of the modern municipalities system on April 1, 1889, the town of Katsuyama was established. It annexed the village of Inose on April 15, 1931, On September 1,1954, Katsuyama merged with the villages of Arado, Muraoka, Kitago, Kitadani, Shikadani, Osoha, Heisen-ji and Nomuki to form the city of Katsuyama.

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