Shichikashuku, Miyagi

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Shichikashuku
七ヶ宿町
Town
Shichikashuku Town hall
Shichikashuku Town hall
Flag of  Shichikashuku
Flag
Official seal of  Shichikashuku
Seal
Location of Shichikashuku in Miyagi Prefecture
Location of Shichikashuku in Miyagi Prefecture
 Shichikashuku  is located in Japan
 Shichikashuku
Shichikashuku
 
Coordinates: 37°59′35″N 140°26′30″E / 37.99306°N 140.44167°E / 37.99306; 140.44167Coordinates: 37°59′35″N 140°26′30″E / 37.99306°N 140.44167°E / 37.99306; 140.44167
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Miyagi
District Katta
Area
 • Total 263.00 km2 (101.54 sq mi)
Population (June 2014)
 • Total 1,507
 • Density 5.73/km2 (14.8/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Magnolia kobus
- Flower Lilium rubellum
- Bird Oriental turtle dove
Phone number 0224-37-2111
Address Seki 126 banchi, Shichikashuku-machi, Katta-gun, Miyagi-ken 989-0512
Website Official website

Shichikashuku (七ヶ宿町 Shichikashuku-machi?) is a town located in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. As of June 2014, the town had an estimated population of 1,507 and a population density of 5.73 persons per km². The total area was 263.00  km².

Geography[edit]

Shichikashuku is located in the far southwestern corner of Miyagi Prefecture in the Zaō Mountains, bordered by Yamagata Prefecture to the north and west, and by Fukushima Prefecture to the south. Parts of the town are within the borders of the Zaō Quasi-National Park or the Zaō Kōgen Prefectural Natural Park.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area of present-day Shichikashuku was part of ancient Mutsu Province, and was made part Katta District in the new Iwaki Province at the start of the Meiji period. The district was transferred to Miyagi Prefecture on 21 August 1876.

Shichikashuku Village was established on April 1, 1889 with the start of the municipalities system. It was raised to town status on April 1, 1957.

Economy[edit]

The economy of Shichikashuku is largely based on agriculture and forestry.

Transportation[edit]

Shichikashuku is not serviced by any rail lines.

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Shichikashuku, Miyagi at Wikimedia Commons