Ōmishima Island, Ehime

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Ōmishima Island
Native name:
大三島 Ōmishima
Port miyaura1.JPG
Miyaura port
Ōmishima Island is located in Japan
Ōmishima Island
Ōmishima Island
Location in Japan
Geography
LocationSeto Inland Sea
Coordinates34°14′39″N 133°00′35″E / 34.244139°N 133.009627°E / 34.244139; 133.009627Coordinates: 34°14′39″N 133°00′35″E / 34.244139°N 133.009627°E / 34.244139; 133.009627
Area64.54 km2 (24.92 sq mi)
Length12.8 km (7.95 mi)
Width6.2 km (3.85 mi)
Coastline88.8 km (55.18 mi)
Highest elevation437 m (1,434 ft)
Highest pointWashigatozan
Administration
Japan
PrefectureEhime
cityImabari
Demographics
Population23398 (1947)
Pop. density363 /km2 (940 /sq mi)
Ethnic groupsJapanese

Ōmishima Island (大三島, Ōmishima) is the westernmost and largest island in Geiyo Islands chain accommodating Nishiseto Expressway connecting Honshu and Shikoku islands. Its coasts are washed by Seto Inland Sea. The island's highest peak is Washigatozan (鷲ヶ頭山) 437 m (1,434 ft) high.

Geography[edit]

Ōmishima is kidney-shaped and together with Ōsakikamijima on the west encloses the calm bay of Utena, where primary seaport of Miyaura [ja] is located. The island`s Utena dam [ja] reservoir is the primary freshwater source for Ōmishima itself and nearby Hakata.

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Transportation[edit]

Ōmishima is connected to the mainland of Honshu and Shikoku islands by bridges of Nishiseto Expressway (Shimanami Kaidō). Also, ferry is available to Ōsakikamijima, Okamura Island and Ōkunoshima (Rabbit Island). Ōmishima Island is served by the national Route 317.

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References[edit]

  • This article incorporates material from Japanese Wikipedia pages 大三島 and 大三島町, accessed 13 September 2017