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Akō City, Hyōgo Prefecture
Akō (赤穂市, Akō-shi) is a city located in southwestern Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan.
As of April 30, 2011, the city has an estimated population of 50,902, with 19,841 households and a population density of 401.18 persons per km². The total area is 126.88 km².
The city was officially founded on September 1, 1951. The city faces the Inland Sea and salt production was its main industry during the feudal period. Other industries are fishery, and tourism thanks to a famous act of vengeance by the Forty-seven Ronin in 1703, featured in the Chushingura.
Akō City Statistics