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Toyama
富山
Core city
富山市 · Toyama City
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Location of Toyama in Toyama Prefecture
Location of Toyama in Toyama Prefecture
 
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Hokuriku)
Prefecture Toyama Prefecture
Area
 • Total 1,241.85 km2 (479.48 sq mi)
Population (May 31, 2011)
 • Total 417,324
 • Density 336.05/km2 (870.4/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Zelkova serrata
- Flower Thistle
Phone number 81-(0)76-431-1111
Address Higashi-shinmachi 7-38, Toyama City, Toyama Prefecture (富山県富山市東新町7番38号)
930-8510
Website City of Toyama

Toyama (富山市 Toyama-shi) is a city in the Chūbu region of Japan on the island of Honshu. It is the capital city of Toyama Prefecture.

It has been recognized as a core city since 1996.

History

In the pre-Meiji period, Toyama was a castle town and the capital of Etchū Province.

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