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Zushi is a city located in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.As of June 2012, the city has an estimated population of 58,087 and a population density of 3,350 per km². The total area is 17.34km².GeographyZushi is located at the head of Miura Peninsula, facing Sagami Bay on the Pacific Ocean. The city is built on an alluvial plain formed by the Tagoe River and surrounded by low, steep hills.Surrounding municipalitiesKamakuraYokosukaKanazawa-ku, YokohamaHayamaHistoryThe area of Zushi has been inhabited since prehistoric times, and numerous Kofun period and Yayoi period remains have been discovered. During the Heian period, it came under the control of the Miura clan, and during the Kamakura period formed part of the outer fortifications for Kamakura. The port of Kotsubo is mentioned frequently in the Azuma Kagami. The name 'Zushi' has been written in many different ways, including. The term "zushi" itself means a street, an alley or an intersection and came to the Kantō region from Kyoto. One of its first appearances is in a Hōjō clan document as. During the Edo period, along with most of eastern Sagami Province, the area was tenryō territory under direct control of the Tokugawa shogunate, and administered by various hatamoto.
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