Ōgawara, Miyagi

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Ōgawara
大河原町
Town
Ōgawara Town Office
Ōgawara Town Office
Flag of Ōgawara
Flag
Official seal of Ōgawara
Seal
Location of Ōgawara in Miyagi Prefecture
Location of Ōgawara in Miyagi Prefecture
Ōgawara is located in Japan
Ōgawara
Ōgawara
 
Coordinates: 38°02′58″N 140°43′51″E / 38.04944°N 140.73083°E / 38.04944; 140.73083Coordinates: 38°02′58″N 140°43′51″E / 38.04944°N 140.73083°E / 38.04944; 140.73083
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Miyagi
District Shibata
Area
 • Total 25.01 km2 (9.66 sq mi)
Population (June 2014)
 • Total 23,816
 • Density 952/km2 (2,470/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Prunus mume
- Flower Sakura
- Bird Swan
Phone number 0224-53-2111
Address 19 Shin-minami, Ōgawara-machi, Shibata-gun, Miyagi-ken 989-1295
Website Official website

Ōgawara (大河原町 Ōgawara-machi?) is a town located in Shibata District, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. As of June 2014, the town had an estimated population of 23,816 and a population density of 952 persons per km². The total area was 25.01  km².

Geography[edit]

Ōgawara is located in south-central Miyagi Prefecture. The Shiroishi River runs through the town.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area of present-day Ōgawara was part of ancient Mutsu Province.The modern town of was established on April 1, 1889 with the establishment of the municipalities system. The town annexed the neighboring village of Kanegase on September 30, 1955. However, an effort to merge Ōgawara with the neighboring towns of Shibata and Murata in 2002 was rejected by the town assembly in 2004.

Economy[edit]

The economy of Ōgawara is largely based on agriculture.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Ōgawara, Miyagi at Wikimedia Commons