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Tsuru is a city located in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan.As of November 2015, the city had an estimated population of 32,584 and a population density of 202 persons per km². The total area was 161.63sqkm.GeographyTsuru is located in southeastern Yamanashi Prefecture, in the foothills of Mount Fuji.Neighboring municipalitiesYamanashi Prefecture FujiyoshidaŌtsukiUenoharaMinamitsuru District - Yamanakako, Oshino, Nishikatsura, FujikawaguchikoHistoryThe area around Tsuru has been continuously inhabited since the Japanese Paleolithic period, and numerous artifacts from the Jōmon period and Kofun period have been found within its borders. The area has been part of ancient Tsuru County of Kai Province since the Nara period. During the Sengoku period, the area was controlled by the Takeda clan. During the Edo period, all of Kai Province was tenryō territory under direct control of the Tokugawa shogunate. During the cadastral reform of the early Meiji period in April 1, 1889, the village of Tani was created within Minamitsuru District, Yamanashi Prefecture. Tani was raised to town status on March 7, 1896. On April 29, 1954 Tani merged with four neighboring villages to form the city of Tsuru.
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