Izumi-ku, Sendai

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Location of Izumi-ku in Sendai
Izumi-ku Ward Office

Izumi-ku (泉区?) is the northernmost ward of Sendai, in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. Although Izumi-ku is mostly a residential area, it is also home to several college campuses; and companies such as Alps, Freescale Semiconductor, and Toppan have a large presence in the Izumi Parktown Industrial Park.

As of November 1, 2006, the population was 209,591. At 146.58 km², Izumi-ku is the twelfth-largest ward in Japan, and third-largest in Sendai (behind Aoba-ku and Taihaku-ku).[1][2] The population density of ~1400 people per km² ranks in the bottom twenty nationwide, and is also less than several major cities in the United States.

History[edit]

  • prior to April 1, 1889 - The current Izumi-ku area within Miyagi District of Miyagi Prefecture consisted of the villages of Fukuoka, Nishi-Tanaka, Nenoshiroishi, Hōzawa, Sanezawa, Ogaku, Nanakita, Ichinazaka, Matsumori, Furuuchi, Kamiyagari, No, Aramaki and Kitane.
  • April 1, 1889 - In Miyagi District, the villages of Izumidake (merger of the villages of Fukuoka, Nishi-Tanaka, Nenoshiroishi, Hōzawa, Sanezawa and Ogaku) and Nanakita (merger of the villages of Nanakita, Ichinazaka, Matsumori, Furuuchi, Kamiyagari, No, Aramaki and Kitane) were established.
  • September 7, 1897 - Izumidake was renamed to Nenoshiroishi.
  • April 1, 1931 - A portion of Nanakita (Aramaki and Kitane) was annexed by Sendai (specifically now part of Aoba-ku).
  • April 10, 1955 - The remaining portion of Nanakita and Nenoshiroishi were combined to create the village of Izumi.
  • August 1, 1957 - The village of Izumi was elevated to town status. (see Municipalities of Japan)
  • November 1, 1971 - The town of Izumi was elevated to a city status.
  • March 1, 1988 - Izumi was annexed by Sendai
  • April 1, 1989 - When Sendai was designated as a city by the national government, Izumi-ku was formed as one of the five wards of the city.
History of Izumi-ku since 1889. Unless noted, all places are villages[3]
until
April 1, 1889
April 1, 1889 September 7, 1897 April 1, 1931 April 10, 1955 August 1, 1957 November 1, 1971 March 1, 1988 April 1, 1989
Miyagi District Izumi Sendai
Fukuoka
(副岡村)
Izumidake
(泉嶽村)
Nenoshirorishi
(根白石村)
Nenoshirorishi
(根白石村)
Izumi
(泉村)
Izumi
(泉町)
promotion
to town
Izumi
(泉市)
promotion
to city
Merged
to
Sendai
Izumi-ku
is
founded
Nishi-Tanaka
(西田中村)
Nenoshiroishi
(根白石村)
Hōzawa
(朴沢村)
Sanezawa
(実沢村)
Ogaku
(小角村)
Nanakita
(七北田村)
Nanakita
(七北田村)
Nanakita
(七北田村)
Ichinazaka
(市名坂村)
Matsumori
(松森村)
Furuuchi
(古内)
Kamiyagari
(上谷刈村)
No
(野村)
Aramaki
(荒巻村)
Merged to Sendai Aoba-ku
Kitane
(北根村)

Transportation[edit]

Train Stations[edit]

Roads[edit]

Buildings[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ M.Higashide. "Nationwide Ward Area Ranking" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2007-01-06. [dead link]
  2. ^ Geographic Survey Institute (2006-04-01). "2006-04-01 data survey" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2007-01-06. 
  3. ^ City of Sendai. "プロフィール" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2007-01-06. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Izumi-ku, Sendai at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 38°19′35″N 140°52′53″E / 38.32639°N 140.88139°E / 38.32639; 140.88139