Usa, Ōita

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Usa
宇佐市
City
Flag of Usa
Flag
Location of Usa in Ōita Prefecture
Location of Usa in Ōita Prefecture
Usa is located in Japan
Usa
Usa
 
Coordinates: 33°31′55″N 131°20′58″E / 33.5319719°N 131.3495446°E / 33.5319719; 131.3495446Coordinates: 33°31′55″N 131°20′58″E / 33.5319719°N 131.3495446°E / 33.5319719; 131.3495446
Country Japan
Region Kyushu
Prefecture Ōita Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Shuji Korenaga
Area
 • Total 439.12 km2 (169.55 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Total 59,136
 • Density 135/km2 (350/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Quercus gilva
- Flower Rhododendron
Phone number 0978-32-1111
Address 1-1030 Ōaza-Ueda, Usa-shi, Ōita-ken
879-0492
Website City of Usa

Usa (宇佐市 Usa-shi?) is a city located in Ōita Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on April 1, 1967.

Usa is famous for being the location of the Usa Shrine, built in 725, the head shrine of all of Hachiman shrines in Japan. Nearby is the Ōita Prefectural Museum of History.

Usa is made up of three areas.

  • Usa, the area surrounding the Usa Shrine
  • Yokkaichi, the area surrounding the Hongan-ji temple, and an administrative town from the Edo Period
  • Nagasu, a port area

As of 2003, the city has an estimated population of 49,021 and a population density of 274.94 persons per km². The total area is 178.30 km².

On March 31, 2005, the towns of Ajimu and Innai (both from Usa District) were merged into Usa.

Product labeling[edit]

West gate of Usa Shrine

There have been false claims that products made in this town and exported to the US in the 1960s carried the label "MADE IN USA", for it to appear as if the product was made in the United States.[1]

Famous people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Made in USA". Snopes. January 16, 2007. Retrieved December 12, 2009. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Usa, Ōita at Wikimedia Commons