Ōamishirasato City Hall
Location of Ōamishirasato in Chiba Prefecture
|• Total||58.06 km2 (22.42 sq mi)|
|Population (December 2012)|
|• Density||881/km2 (2,280/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Flower||Cosmos (plant)|
|Address||115-2 Ōami, Ōamishirasato-shi, Chiba-ken 299-3292|
|Website||City of Ōamishirasato Home Page|
Ōami Town and Shirasato Village were created during the organization of Sanbu District within Chiba Prefecture on April 1, 1889. Shirasato was elevated to town status on August 10, 1935. Ōami Town expanded through the annexation of neighboring villages of Yamane and Mizuho on April 1, 1951. Ōami and Shirasato Towns and Masuho Village were merged to create Ōamishirasato Town on December 1, 1954. The town annexed a portion of Honnō Town in a boundary adjustment of November 1, 1957.
Elevation to city status
Ōamishirasato was elevated to city status on January 1, 2013. The city, formerly known as Ōamishirasato-machi, is now known in the Japanese as Ōamishirasato-shi (大網白里市?). The town is no longer part of Sanbu District, and the designation of Sanbu District is not a required part of postal addresses.
Sister city relations
- Nakanojō, Gunma since February 1979
Noted people from Ōamishirasato
- Ishii, Sōseki, ed. (May 2012). 平成25年１月１日 大網白里市誕生に向けて [Toward the formation of the city of Ōamishirasato on Jan. 1, 2013] (PDF). Hōkoku Ōamishirasato (in Japanese). Ōamishirasato-machi, Chiba Prefecture, Japan: Ōamishirasato-machi, Hissho Kōhōka, Kōhō Tōkeihan (541): 2. Retrieved May 10, 2012.
- Yoshimura, Kenji (March 2, 2012). 大網白里町:名称「大網白里市」に来年１月 [Town of Ōamishirasato will be named "City of Ōamishirasato" in January 2013]. Mainichi Shinbun (in Japanese). Tokyo: Mainichi Newspapers. OCLC 10684368. Retrieved May 10, 2012.
- 新市へ５８年の歴史に幕 大網白里町で閉町式 [After 58 Years, a New City: a Ceremony for the Closing of the Town of Ōamishirasato]. Chiba Nippo (in Japanese). Chiba, Chiba Prefecture, Japan: Chiba Nippo Co., Ltd. 2012-12-29. Retrieved 2012-12-31.
Media related to Ōamishirasato, Chiba at Wikimedia Commons
- Ōamishirasato City official website (Japanese) (some pages in English)