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Location of Tagajō City in Miyagi Prefecture
|• Mayor||Kikuchi Kenjirou|
|• Total||19.64 km2 (7.58 sq mi)|
|• Density||3.220/km2 (8.34/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Camellia sasanqua|
|- Flower||Iris sanguinea|
Chūō Ni-chōme 1-1
|Website||City of Tagajō|
The present day city was founded on November 1, 1971. The tsunami in 869 caused extensive flooding of the Sendai plain, destroying the town of Tagajō. Archaeological investigations have identified the remains of 8th and 9th century buildings beneath the present town, covered by sediments dated to the middle of the 10th century.
Twin towns — Sister cities
Tagajō is twinned with:
- Minoura, K.; Imamura F., Sugawara D., Kono Y. & Iwashita T. (2001). "The 869 Jōgan tsunami deposit and recurrence interval of large-scale tsunami on the Pacific coast of northeast Japan". Journal of Natural Disaster Science 23 (2): 83–88. Retrieved 12 March 2011.
- http://www.thedailynewsegypt.com/world/japan-quake-tsunami-death-toll-likely-over-10000-dp1.html Japan quake-tsunami death toll likely over 10,000
- Aoki, Mizuho, "U.S. teacher stays to return favor to helpful residents of Miyagi town", Japan Times, 7 April 2011, p. 3.
- "Access & Map." Sony. Retrieved on January 19, 2009.
Media related to Tagajō, Miyagi at Wikimedia Commons
- Tagajō City official website (Japanese)
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