Muroto, Kōchi

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View of Pacific Ocean from Cape Muroto
View of Pacific Ocean from Cape Muroto
Flag of Muroto
Official seal of Muroto
Location of Muroto in Kōchi Prefecture
Location of Muroto in Kōchi Prefecture
Muroto is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 33°17′N 134°9′E / 33.283°N 134.150°E / 33.283; 134.150Coordinates: 33°17′N 134°9′E / 33.283°N 134.150°E / 33.283; 134.150
Country Japan
Region Shikoku
Prefecture Kōchi Prefecture
 • Mayor Kenji Komatsu
 • Total 248.25 km2 (95.85 sq mi)
Population (March 31, 2017)
 • Total 14,006
 • Density 56/km2 (150/sq mi)
 • Tree Ubamegashi (Quercus phillyraeoides)
 • Flower Hamayū
 • Bird Japanese white-eye
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address 25-1 Ukitsu, Muroto-shi, Kōchi-ken

Muroto (室戸市, Muroto-shi) is a city located in Kōchi Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on March 1, 1951.

As of March 31, 2017, the city has an estimated population of 14,006, with 7,622 households[1] and a population density of 56 persons per km2. The total area is 248.25 km2.

The entire territory of Muroto is "Muroto Global Geopark" which is a member of the Japanese Geoparks Network and Global Geoparks Network on account of its outstanding geological heritage, educational programs and projects, and promotion of geotourism.[2]

Muroto-Anan Coast Quasi-National Park


  1. ^ "Official website of Muroto City" (in Japanese). Japan: Muroto City. Retrieved 1 May 2017. 
  2. ^ Muroto Global Geopark

External links

  • Muroto City official website (in Japanese)
  • Muroto Global Geopark in English
  • Muroto-Anan Coast Quasi-National Park in English
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