Ōsaki, Miyagi

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Ōsaki
大崎市
City
Ōsaki City Hall
Ōsaki City Hall
Flag of Ōsaki
Flag
Official seal of Ōsaki
Seal
Location of Ōsaki in Miyagi Prefecture
Location of Ōsaki in Miyagi Prefecture
Ōsaki is located in Japan
Ōsaki
Ōsaki
 
Coordinates: 38°34′N 140°57′E / 38.567°N 140.950°E / 38.567; 140.950Coordinates: 38°34′N 140°57′E / 38.567°N 140.950°E / 38.567; 140.950
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Miyagi
Government
 • -Mayor Yasushi Ito
Area
 • Total 796.76 km2 (307.63 sq mi)
Population (May 2014)
 • Total 133,955
 • Density 168/km2 (440/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Rose
- Flower Flowering Dogwood
Phone number 0229-23-2111
Address 1-1 Furukawa Nanokamachi, Ōsaki-shi, Miyagi-ken 989-6188
Website Official website

Ōsaki (大崎市 Ōsaki-shi?) is a city located in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. As of May 2014, the city had an estimated population of 133,955 and a population density of 168 persons per km². The total area was 796.76  km².

Geography[edit]

Ōsaki is in north-central Miyagi Prefecture.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area of present-day Ōsaki was part of ancient Mutsu Province, and has been settled since at least the Jomon period by the Emishi people. During the Nara period, gold was discovered in the area. During later portion of the Heian period, the area was ruled by the Northern Fujiwara. During the Sengoku period, the area was contested by various samurai clans before the area came under the control of the Date clan of Sendai Domain during the Edo period, under the Tokugawa shogunate.

The town of Furukawa was established with the creation of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. It was raised to city status on December 15, 1950.

The modern city of Ōsaki was established on March 31, 2006, from the merger of the city of Furukawa absorbed the towns of Iwadeyama and Naruko (both from Tamatsukuri District), the towns of Kashimadai, Matsuyama and Sanbongi (all from Shida District), and the town of Tajiri (from Tōda District).

Economy[edit]

The economy of Ōsaki is largely based on agriculture, primarily the cultivation of rice.

Education[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

National highways[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

  • Yūbikan - former Date clan school and gardens; registered National Historic Site

Noted people from Ōsaki[edit]

External links[edit]