Congress Report
Photo: Nara City Sightseeing Information Center, Kofuku-ji Temple
Photo taken by Tatehiko Yano
Katsuragi City

Head of City Government

Mr.Kazuhiko Ako,Mayor
Assumed the Mayor in October 2016 (first term)

Location

Seal

Seal

Area

33.72 km2 (2018)

Population

37,450 (as of May 1,2020)
Men: 18,001 Women: 19,449

GDP

Nominal: JPY 124 billion (FY2014)

Upper tier

Nara Prefecture

Geographical features

Katsuragi City is located in the northwestern part of Nara Prefecture and has plains spreading towards to the east and contains the mountain ranges that extend from Mt. Nijō to Mt. Katsuragi.
Katsuragi City is linked by train (Kintetsu Minami-Osaka Line, Kintetsu Gose Line, JR Wakayama Line) with Kyoto and Osaka and is approx. 30 minutes away from Osaka city, or approx. 60 minutes away from Kansai International Airport.
It is also approx.15 minutes by car from Osaka- Matsubara JCT (Nishi-Meihan Expressway) to the nearest Katsuragi IC (Minami-Hanna Road).

Main industries

Floriculture,agriculture,sake brewing
manufacturing(plastic,aluminum)

Specialty products

Twin-flowered chrysanthemum, scallions, sake

Symbols

City flower: Chrysanthemum,peony
City tree: Ichiigashi, camphor tree
City bird: Bush warbler

Number of visitors

Total 1,131,000(2019)

Official website

http://www.city.katsuragi.nara.jp/

Sources: Official website of Katsuragi City, data provided by Katsuragi City,etc...


(As of July, 2020)