Mihama Town Office
Location of Mihama in Mie Prefecture
|• Total||88.28 km2 (34.09 sq mi)|
|Population (September 2012)|
|• Density||103/km2 (270/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Pinus thunbergii|
|- Flower||Citrus unshiu|
|Address||6120-1 Atawa, Mihama-chō, Minamimuro-gun, Mie-ken 519-5204|
Mihama (御浜町 Mihama-chō?) is a town located in Mie Prefecture, Japan. As of September 2012, the town had an estimated population of 9,089 and a population density of 103 persons per km². The total area was 88.28 km².
The village of Atawa was established within Minamimuro District by the early Meiji period cadastral reforms of April 1 1889. It was elevated to town status on October 1, 1933. Atawa Town was merged with two neighboring villages of Ichigioroshi and Kōshiyama to form the town of Mihama on September 1, 1958
Mihama serves as a commercial center for the surrounding region.
Mihama is known as "The town where you can pick mikan (mandarin oranges) all year long" (Nenju mikan no toreru machi). This phrase is even written on the manhole covers, accompanied by a picture of a smiling orange.
Noted people from Mihama
- Keiichi Yabu – professional baseball player
Media related to Mihama, Mie at Wikimedia Commons
- Mihama official website (Japanese)