Marumori, Miyagi

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Marumori
丸森町
Town
Marumori Town Office
Marumori Town Office
Flag of Marumori
Flag
Official seal of Marumori
Seal
Location of Marumori in Miyagi Prefecture
Location of Marumori in Miyagi Prefecture
Marumori is located in Japan
Marumori
Marumori
 
Coordinates: 37°55′N 140°46′E / 37.917°N 140.767°E / 37.917; 140.767Coordinates: 37°55′N 140°46′E / 37.917°N 140.767°E / 37.917; 140.767
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Miyagi
District Igu
Area
 • Total 273.34 km2 (105.54 sq mi)
Population (June 2014)
 • Total 14,398
 • Density 52.7/km2 (136/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Cryptomeria
- Flower Lilium auratum
- Bird Japanese bush warbler
Phone number 0224-72-2111
Address 120 Torii, Marumori-machi, Igu-gun, Miyagi-ken 981-2192
Website Official website

Marumori (丸森町 Marumori-machi?) is a town located in Igu District, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. As of June 2014, the town had an estimated population of 14,398 and a population density of 52.7 persons per km². The total area was 273.34  km².

Geography[edit]

Marumori is located in the extreme southern portion of Miyagi Prefecture, bordered by Fukushima Prefecture to the south, east and west. The name “Marumori” means "circle forest" in Japanese and the town is located in a circular basin surrounded by heavily forested mountains. The Abukuma River passes through the town.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area of present-day Marumori was part of ancient Mutsu Province.The village of Marumori was established on April 1, 1889 with the establishment of the municipalities system. It was raised to town status on December 1, 1954 after merging with the neighboring villages of Kaneyama, Ōuchi, Ōhari, Kőya, Kōsai, Tateyama and Hippo.

Economy[edit]

The economy of Marumori is largely based on agriculture and forestry.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Sister city relations[edit]

External links[edit]

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