Sanmu, Chiba

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Sanmu
山武市
City
Sanmu City Hall
Sanmu City Hall
Flag of Sanmu
Flag
Official seal of Sanmu
Seal
Location of Sanmu in Chiba Prefecture
Location of Sanmu in Chiba Prefecture
Sanmu is located in Japan
Sanmu
Sanmu
 
Coordinates: 35°36′N 140°25′E / 35.600°N 140.417°E / 35.600; 140.417Coordinates: 35°36′N 140°25′E / 35.600°N 140.417°E / 35.600; 140.417
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Chiba Prefecture
Area
 • Total 146.38 km2 (56.52 sq mi)
Population (April 1, 2012)
 • Total 55,054
 • Density 376/km2 (970/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Cryptomeria
- Flower Chrysanthemum
- Bird Japanese Bush-warbler
Phone number 0475-80-1112
Address 296 Maidai, Sanmu-shi, Chiba-ken 289-1392
Website City of Sanmu HP

Sanmu (山武市 Sanmu-shi?) is a city located in northern portion of Bōsō Peninsula of Chiba Prefecture, Japan, bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the east.

As of April 1, 2012, the city has an estimated population of 55,054 and a population density of 376 persons per km². The total area is 146.38 km².

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The modern city of Sanmu was established on March 27, 2006, from the merger of the towns of Sanbu, Matsuo and Narutō, and the village of Hasunuma (all from Sanbu District). The kanji for the city name are the same as for the former town of Sanbu, but are is pronounced differently. Sanmu was damaged by a tsunami as a result of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.

Economy[edit]

Due to mixed plantings of pine, Japanese cypress, and Japanese cedar, Sanmu was a center of wood production until 1923 at the end of the Taishō period. Many in the town remain active in the woodworking and carpentry trade. Small-scale agriculture in Sanmu produces a variety of fruits and vegetables, but the town is noted for carrots, watermelon, peanuts.[1] The town also attracts tourists to its numerous strawberry farms.[2] Sanmu serves as a bedroom community for nearby Chiba and Tokyo, and housing development continues in the city.[3]

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Noted people from Sanmu[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sanbu-machi". Nihon Daihyakka Zensho (Nipponika) (日本大百科全書(ニッポニカ) "Large Encyclopedia of Japan (Nipponika)"). Tokyo: Netto Adobansusha. 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-04. 
  2. ^ 観光イチゴ園
  3. ^ "Sanmu-shi". Dijitaru daijisen (デジタル大辞泉 "Digital Dictionary"). Tokyo: Netto Adobansusha. 2011. Retrieved 2011-11-09. 

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