Torahime, Shiga

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Location of Torahime in Shiga Prefecture

Torahime(虎姫町,Torahime-chō) was a town located in Higashiazai District, Shiga Prefecture, Japan.

Higashiazai District, Shiga

Higashiazai was a district located in Shiga Prefecture, Japan.

Shiga Prefecture Prefecture of Japan

Shiga Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan, which forms part of the Kansai region in the western part of Honshu island. It encircles Lake Biwa, the largest freshwater lake in Japan. The capital is Ōtsu.

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As of 2003, the town had an estimated population of 5,737 and a density of 607.09 persons per km². The total area was 9.45 km².

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On January 1, 2010, Torahime, along with the towns of Kohoku (also from Higashiazai District), and the towns of Kinomoto, Nishiazai, Takatsuki and Yogo (all from Ika District), was merged into the expanded city of Nagahama. Higashiazai District and Ika District were both dissolved as a result of this merger. [1]

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References

  1. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-06-17. Retrieved 2008-09-07.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

Coordinates: 35°25′N136°16′E / 35.417°N 136.267°E / 35.417; 136.267

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