Ōgawara Town Office
Location of Ōgawara in Miyagi Prefecture
|• Total||25.01 km2 (9.66 sq mi)|
|Population (June 2014)|
|• Density||952/km2 (2,470/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Prunus mume|
|Address||19 Shin-minami, Ōgawara-machi, Shibata-gun, Miyagi-ken 989-1295|
Ōgawara (大河原町? Ōgawara-machi) is a town located in Shibata District, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. As of June 2014, the town had an estimated population of 23,816 and a population density of 952 persons per km². The total area was 25.01 km².
Ōgawara is located in south-central Miyagi Prefecture. The Shiroishi River runs through the town.
The area of present-day Ōgawara was part of ancient Mutsu Province.The modern town of was established on April 1, 1889 with the establishment of the municipalities system. The town annexed the neighboring village of Kanegase on September 30, 1955. However, an effort to merge Ōgawara with the neighboring towns of Shibata and Murata in 2002 was rejected by the town assembly in 2004.
The economy of Ōgawara is largely based on agriculture.
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