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Marugame is a city located in Kagawa Prefecture, Japan., the city has an estimated population of 109,922 and a population density of 980 persons per km². Marugame occupies the centre of an alluvial plain. The total area is 111.79 km².Points of interestMarugame is famous for Marugame Castle — one of only 12 castles with original wooden tenshu (keeps) in Japan. The castle stands on a man-made hill which is over 50m high, making it the largest castle mount in Japan.Marugame is famed for its fan (uchiwa) production. About 90% of all fans made in Japan are produced in Marugame.Places of interest to visit close to Marugame include: Mount Iino (Sanuki-Fuji)Zentsū-ji TempleKotohira ShrineKotohira Kabuki TheatreGreat Seto Bridge Since 1947, the city has played host to an annual road running competition: the Marugame Half Marathon. Occurring in early February, the race attracts thousands of runners each year. The Asian record in the half marathon was set on the course by Kayoko Fukushi in 2006.
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