Tatsuno, Hyōgo


Top left:Tatsuno Castle, Top right:Tatsuno Park, left:Tatsuno Castle, Top right:Tatsuno Park, Middle left:Port of Murotsu, Middle right:iinonimasu Amaterasu Shrine, Bottom left:Ibo River, Bottom right:Panorama view of downtown Tatsuno


Location of Tatsuno in Hyōgo Prefecture

Location in Japan

Coordinates: 34°51′03″N 134°32′43″E / 34.85083°N 134.54528°E / 34.85083; 134.54528Coordinates: 34°51′03″N 134°32′43″E / 34.85083°N 134.54528°E / 34.85083; 134.54528
Country Japan
Region Kansai
Prefecture Hyōgo Prefecture
  Mayor Masanori Nishida (since November 2005)
  Total 210.93 km2 (81.44 sq mi)
Population (April 30, 2011)
  Total 81,087
  Density 380/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
  Tree Prunus mume
  Flower Cherry blossom
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address Tatsuno Tominaga 1005-1, Tatsuno City, Hyogo Prefecture (兵庫県たつの市龍野町富永1005-1)
Website www.city.tatsuno.lg.jp

Tatsuno (たつの市 Tatsuno-shi) is a city located in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on April 1, 1951.

On October 1, 2005, the towns of Ibogawa, Mitsu and Shingū (all from Ibo District) were merged into Tatsuno. To reflect the new character of the city, the kanji characters in the city's name were changed from 龍野市 to たつの市.

As of April 30, 2011, the city has an estimated population of 81,087, with 29,212 households and a population density of 384.43 persons per km². The total area is 210.93 km².

Murotsu Port
Bourg in Tatsuno Castle (Old city)

Famous people

Miki Rofu, composer of the folk melody "Akatonbo" (The red dragonfly) and Fumito Ueda, director of Ico and Shadow of the Colossus were born in Tatsuno.


Tatsuno is famous for production of sōmen and soy sauce in Japan.

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