Mitane, Akita

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Mitane
三種町
Town
Mitane Town Hall
Mitane Town Hall
Flag of Mitane
Flag
Official seal of Mitane
Seal
Location of Mitane in Akita Prefecture
Location of Mitane in Akita Prefecture
Mitane is located in Japan
Mitane
Mitane
 
Coordinates: 40°6′6″N 140°0′18″E / 40.10167°N 140.00500°E / 40.10167; 140.00500Coordinates: 40°6′6″N 140°0′18″E / 40.10167°N 140.00500°E / 40.10167; 140.00500
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Akita
District Yamamoto
Area
 • Total 248.09 km2 (95.79 sq mi)
Population (August 2013)
 • Total 17,891
 • Density 72.1/km2 (187/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Phone number 0185-85-2111
Address 8 Iwayako, Kamogawa-aze, Mitane-chō, Yamamoto-gun, Akita 018-2401
Website Official website

Mitane (三種町 Mitane-chō?) is a town located in Yamamoto District, Akita, Japan. As of August 2013, the town had an estimated population of 17,891 and a population density of 72.1 persons per km². The total area was 248.09  km².

Geography[edit]

Mitane is located in northwestern Akita Prefecture, bordered by the Sea of Japan to the west.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area of present-day Mitane was part of ancient Dewa Province, dominated by the Satake clan during the Edo period, who ruled Kubota Domain under the Tokugawa shogunate. The modern town of Mitane was created on March 20, 2006, by merging the towns of Hachiryū, Koto'oka, and Yamamoto, all from Yamamoto District.

Economy[edit]

The economy of Mitane is based on agriculture and commercial fishing.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Noted people from Mitane[edit]

External links[edit]

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