Ōzu, Ehime

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Ōzu
大洲市
City
Flag of Ōzu
Flag
Location of Ōzu in Ehime Prefecture
Location of Ōzu in Ehime Prefecture
Ōzu is located in Japan
Ōzu
Ōzu
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 33°30′N 132°33′E / 33.500°N 132.550°E / 33.500; 132.550Coordinates: 33°30′N 132°33′E / 33.500°N 132.550°E / 33.500; 132.550
Country Japan
Region Shikoku
Prefecture Ehime Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Hiroshi Shimizu (since September 2009)
Area
 • Total 432.24 km2 (166.89 sq mi)
Population (March 31, 2012)
 • Total 47,601
 • Density 110.13/km2 (285.2/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Address 690-1 Ōzu, Ōzu-shi, Ehime-ken
795-8601
Phone number (0893) 24-2111
Website City of Ōzu

Ōzu (大洲市 Ōzu-shi?) is a city located in Ehime Prefecture, Japan.

As of March 31, 2012, the city has an estimated population of 47,601, with 20,167 households and a population density of 110.13 persons per km². The total area is 432.24 km².

On January 11, 2005, Ōzu absorbed the towns of Hijikawa and Nagahama, and the village of Kawabe (all from Kita District) to create the new and expanded city of Ōzu.

Ōzu Castle is a castle in Ōzu. It was the government office of the Ōzu Clan during the Edo period. The keep was rebuilt in 2004.

Municipal Timeline[edit]

  • September 1, 1954 - The city was founded
  • January 11, 2005 - Ōzu absorbed the towns of Hijikawa and Nagahama, and the village of Kawabe (all from Kita District) to create the new and expanded city of Ōzu.

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