Mitane Town Hall
Location of Mitane in Akita Prefecture
|• Total||248.09 km2 (95.79 sq mi)|
|Population (August 2013)|
|• Density||72.1/km2 (187/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|Address||8 Iwayako, Kamogawa-aze, Mitane-chō, Yamamoto-gun, Akita 018-2401|
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.
Mitane is located in northwestern Akita Prefecture, bordered by the Sea of Japan to the west.
- Akita Prefecture
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.
The economy of Mitane is based on agriculture and commercial fishing.
Noted people from Mitane
- Takashi Miura – professional boxer
Media related to Mitane, Akita at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (Japanese)