Uozu, Toyama

city in Toyama Prefecture, Japan

Uozu (魚津市, Uozu-shi) is a city located in Toyama Prefecture, Japan.

Uozu
魚津市
Uozu Montage
Uozu Montage
Flag of Uozu
Official seal of Uozu
Uozu in Toyama Prefecture
Uozu in Toyama Prefecture
Country Japan
RegionChūbu
Prefecture Toyama
Government
 • MayorAkira Muratsubaki
Area
 • Total200.6 km2 (77.5 sq mi)
Population
 (October 1, 2020)
 • Total40,535
 • Density202.1/km2 (523/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+09:00 (JST)
Postal code
937-8555
Area code16204-3
Phone number0765-23-1019
Address1-10-1 Shakadō, Uozu-shi, Toyama-ken
WebsiteOfficial website

HistoryEdit

Uozu developed as a castle town.[1]

In 1582, the forces of Oda Nobunaga forced the Uesugi clan to give up control of Uozu Castle.

In 1918, riots started in Uozo because of increases in rice prices.[2]

In 1956, a great fire ravished many buildings in Uozu.

GeographyEdit

Several rivers run through Uozu—the Fuse River, the Katakai River, the Kado River, and the Hayatsuki River.

Gold was discovered in the mountains of near Uozu.

Surrounding municipalitiesEdit

DemographyEdit

According to Japanese census data,[3]

1995 2000 2005 2010 2015 2020
48,316 47,136 46,331 44,959 42,935 40,535

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