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Echizen

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Things to do: religious sites, parks, museums
越前市(えちぜんし)は、福井県嶺北地方の中南部に位置する市。2005年10月1日、武生市と今立郡今立町が合併し成立した。合併後の現在でも「越前市(旧:武生市)」と併記されることがしばしばある。地理三方を山で囲まれた武生盆地の中央部に市街地を形成している。主な地形 主な山 日野山、鬼ヶ嶽、三里山、村国山、ホノケ山 主な河川 日野川、浅水川、吉野瀬川、鞍谷川隣接している自治体福井県内の以下5市町に接する。 鯖江市 福井市 今立郡池田町 南条郡南越前町 丹生郡越前町なお、福井市と接する部分は鯖江市・池田町を含む4市町境が交差する山頂1点のみ。気候日本海側気候である。また、豪雪地帯に指定されている。 最深積雪 - 116センチ(2011年(平成23年)1月31日)歴史 大化の改新以降、この地に越前国の国府が置かれていた。以後、明治時代に至るまで現在の越前市は名目上の越前国の都となる。 平安時代には紫式部が住んでいた時期もある。 戦国時代の織田家支配時には不破光治、佐々成政、前田利家が治めていた。 江戸時代には、越前松平家家老の本多家領と幕府領の本保陣屋があった。 明治維新後の1870年(明治3年)に、武生騒動が起こった。 戦後占領期に武生事件が起こった。
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