Zaō, Miyagi

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Zaō
蔵王町
Town
Okama Crater Lake
Okama Crater Lake
Flag of Zaō
Flag
Official seal of Zaō
Seal
Location of Zaō in Miyagi Prefecture
Location of Zaō in Miyagi Prefecture
Zaō is located in Japan
Zaō
Zaō
 
Coordinates: 39°09′N 140°38′E / 39.150°N 140.633°E / 39.150; 140.633Coordinates: 39°09′N 140°38′E / 39.150°N 140.633°E / 39.150; 140.633
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Miyagi
District Katta
Government
 • -Mayor Murakami Eijin
Area
 • Total 152.85 km2 (59.02 sq mi)
Population (June 2014)
 • Total 12,417
 • Density 81.2/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Japanese white pine
- Flower Peach
Phone number 0224-33-2211
Address 10 Oji-Enta-ji-Nishiurakita, Zaō-machi, Katta-gun, Miyagi-ken 989-0892
Website Official website

Zaō (蔵王町 Zaō-machi?) is a town located in Katta District, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. As of June 2014, the town had an estimated population of 12,417 and a population density of 81.2 persons per km². The total area was 152.84  km².

Geography[edit]

Zaō is located in southwestern Miyagi Prefecture in the Ou Mountains, bordered by Yamagata Prefecture to the west. Parts of the town are within the borders of Zaō Quasi-National Park and Zaō Kōgen Prefectural Natural Park.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area of present-day Zaō 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.

The modern town of Zaō was established on April 1, 1955 by the merger of the villages of Enda and Miyamura, both from Katta District.

Economy[edit]

The economy of Zaō is largely based on agriculture and forestry and seasonal tourism.

Transportation[edit]

Zaō is not served by any rail lines.

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Zaō, Miyagi at Wikimedia Commons