Ōi, Kanagawa

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This article is about the town in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. Other towns in other prefectures share the same name, see Ōi, Fukui and Ōi, Saitama.
Ōi Town Hall
Ōi Town Hall
Flag of Ōi
Official seal of Ōi
Location of Ōi in Kanagawa Prefecture
Location of Ōi in Kanagawa Prefecture
Ōi is located in Japan
Coordinates: 35°20′N 139°09′E / 35.333°N 139.150°E / 35.333; 139.150Coordinates: 35°20′N 139°09′E / 35.333°N 139.150°E / 35.333; 139.150
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Kanagawa Prefecture
District Ashigarakami
 • Total 14.41 km2 (5.56 sq mi)
Population (June 1, 2012)
 • Total 17,549
 • Density 1,220/km2 (3,200/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Osmanthus fragrans
- Flower Narcissus
- Bird Japanese White-eye
Phone number 0465-83-1311
Address 1995 Kaneko, Ōi-machi, Ashigarakami-gun, Kanagawa-ken 258-8501
Website Town of Ōi

Ōi (大井町 Ōi-machi?) is a town located in Ashigarakami District, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. As of June 2012, the town had an estimated population of 17,549 and a population density of 1,220 persons per km². The total area was 14.41 km².


Ōi is located in hilly west-central Kanagawa Prefecture, bordering on the Tanzawa Mountains.

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During the Edo period, the area around present-day Ōi was part of Odawara Domain in Sagami Province. After the Meiji Restoration, it became part of Ashigarakami District in Kanagawa Prefecture. On April 1, 1889, the district of Ashigarakami was administratively divided into villages, including Kaminaka, Soga, Yamada and Kaneda. On November 3, 1943, the villages of Yamada and Kaminaka merged to form the village of Aiwa. Aiwa later lost a portion of its territory to neighboring Nishihadano on June 20, 1956. The remaining portion merged with Kaneda and portions of Soga to form Ōi on April 1, 1956.


The economy of the Ōi is primarily agricultural.




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