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Kamakura (鎌倉市 Kamakura-shi) is a city in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. Although Kamakura proper is today rather small, it is often described in history books as a former de facto capital of Japan, the nation's most populous settlement from 1200 to 1300 AD, as the seat of the shogunate and of the Regency during the Kamakura period. Kamakura was designated as a city on November 3, 1939.

As of September 1, 2016, the modern city has an estimated population of 172,302, and a population density of 4,358.77 persons per km2. The total area is 39.53 km2 (15.26 sq mi).

As a coastal city with a high number of seasonal festivals, as well as ancient Buddhist and Shinto shrines and temples, Kamakura is a popular tourist destination within Japan.

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