Mimasaka, Okayama

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Mimasaka
美作市
City
Flag of Mimasaka
Flag
Location of Mimasaka in Okayama Prefecture
Location of Mimasaka in Okayama Prefecture
Mimasaka is located in Japan
Mimasaka
Mimasaka
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°0′31″N 134°8′55″E / 35.00861°N 134.14861°E / 35.00861; 134.14861Coordinates: 35°0′31″N 134°8′55″E / 35.00861°N 134.14861°E / 35.00861; 134.14861
Country Japan
Region Chūgoku (San'yō)
Prefecture Okayama Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Yoshitaka Andō
Area
 • Total 429.19 km2 (165.71 sq mi)
Population (November 1, 2011)
 • Total 30,019
 • Density 70/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Prunus mume
- Flower Erythronium japonicum
Address 38-2 Sakaemachi, Mimasaka-shi, Okayama-ken
707-8501
Website City of Mimasaka
Mimasaka city hall

Mimasaka (美作市 Mimasaka-shi?) is a city located in Okayama Prefecture, Japan.

As of November 1, 2011, the city has an estimated population of 30,019 (34,338 in 2004) and a population density of 70 persons per km². The total area is 429.19 km².

History[edit]

The 16th century village Miyamoto, considered the birthplace of Miyamoto Musashi, is part of present-day Mimasaka.

The modern city of Mimasaka was founded on March 31, 2005 by the merger of the former town of Mimasaka, absorbing the towns of Aida, Ōhara and Sakutō, the village Higashiawakura (all from Aida District), and the town of Katsuta (from Katsuta District).

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