Murata, Miyagi

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Murata
村田町
Town
Murata Town Office
Murata Town Office
Flag of Murata
Flag
Official seal of Murata
Seal
Location of Murata in Miyagi Prefecture
Location of Murata in Miyagi Prefecture
Murata is located in Japan
Murata
Murata
 
Coordinates: 38°07′08″N 140°43′16″E / 38.11889°N 140.72111°E / 38.11889; 140.72111Coordinates: 38°07′08″N 140°43′16″E / 38.11889°N 140.72111°E / 38.11889; 140.72111
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Miyagi
District Shibata
Area
 • Total 78.41 km2 (30.27 sq mi)
Population (June 2014)
 • Total 11,469
 • Density 146/km2 (380/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Pine
- Flower Osmanthus fragrans
- Bird Green Pheasant
Phone number 0224-83-2111
Address Murata-machi, Shibata-gun, Miyagi-ken 989-1392
Website Official website

Murata (村田町 Murata-machi?) is a town located in Shibata District, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. As of June 2014, the town had an estimated population of 11,469 and a population density of 146 persons per km². The total area was 78.41  km².

Geography[edit]

Murata is located in south-central Miyagi Prefecture. The Shiroishi River runs through the town.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area of present-day Murata was part of ancient Mutsu Province.The modern village of Murata was established on April 1, 1889 with the establishment of the municipalities system. It was promoted to town status on October 31, 1895. The town merged with the neighboring towns on Tomioka and Numabe on April 20, 1955.

Economy[edit]

The economy of Murata is largely based on agriculture.

Transportation[edit]

Murata is not served by any train stations.

Highway[edit]

External links[edit]

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