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About Hakusan City

Logo Mark

At the center of this logo the symbol Mt. Hakusan, abundant in all its greenery, soars into the blue skies. At the base, the first of the three lines represents the Tedori river, whilst the two below represent the Japan Sea. The total symbol is encompassed in an upwards-pointing circle as sign of Hakusan City's vision to foster the surrounding nature, and to develop into the future. Logo Mark


Hakusan City was created as of the 1st February 2005 with the merger of 1 city (Matto), 2 towns (Mikawa and Tsurugi) and 5 villages (Kawachi, Yoshinodani, Torigoe, Oguchi and Shiramine)


Mt. Hakusan

Ishikawa prefecture is most easy to pinpoint on a map of Japan as the peninsular extending into the Japan Sea at the center of the east coast of Honshyu.

Hakusan City extends across Ishikawa from the southwest of the Central region to southeast of the prefecture. The eastern side borders with Kanazawa City, Nonoichi Town and the prefectures of Toyama and Gifu, the southern area with Fukui, the western side with Komatsu City, Nomi City and Kawakita Town, and joins with the Japan Sea in the North West.

This landform, long in shape, measures 34.5km from east to west, 55.3km from north to south, has a coastline extending for 13.4km, and with a total area of 755.17km2makes it the largest city in Ishikawa in terms of land area.


The mountain range of Hakusan, with it's highest peak at 2702m, and averaging in height at between 1000-2000m, runs through the south of Hakusan City.

From north to south, the Tedori river and its tributaries runs through the valley, along aside of which villages have been built-up. In the North, before meeting the sea, the river fans out over flat land, famous for producing some of the best rice in the prefecture.

Tedori alluvial fan

With a total land area of 755.17km2, Hakusan City occupies 18% of the prefecture.

Tedori alluvial fan


Hakusan City is amongst one of the areas with the highest rain and snowfalls in Japan, especially over the mountain range.

rice field:summer

Industrial Parks

The city government is actively striving to attract companies.

Industrial Parks

Population (based on Census Results)

(as of Oct. 1 of each year)

Census year Population Growth rate Number of households Growth rate
Total Male Female
1985 92,331 45,008 47,323 13.6% 23,896 14.5%
1990 98,499 47,859 50,640 6.7% 26,229 9.8%
1995 103,580 50,338 53,242 5.2% 29,026 10.7%
2000 106,977 52,014 54,963 3.3% 32,204 10.9%
2005 109,450 53,129 56,321 2.3% 34,869 8.3%

* Figures for the years prior to 2005 are those for the pre-merger municipalities collectively.

Flower, Tree and Bird of Hakusan City

Morning glory Morning glory Beech Beech Japanese bush warbler Japanese bush warbler
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