Ōsaki City Hall
Location of Ōsaki in Miyagi Prefecture
|• -Mayor||Yasushi Ito|
|• Total||796.76 km2 (307.63 sq mi)|
|Population (September 2015)|
|• Density||167/km2 (430/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Flower||Flowering Dogwood|
|Address||1-1 Furukawa Nanokamachi, Ōsaki-shi, Miyagi-ken 989-6188|
Ōsaki (大崎市 Ōsaki-shi?) is a city located in Miyagi Prefecture, in the Tohoku region of northern Japan. As of September 2015, the city had an estimated population of 132,930 and a population density of 167 persons per km². The total area was 796.76 square kilometres (307.63 sq mi).
Ōsaki is in north-central Miyagi Prefecture.
- Miyagi Prefecture
- Yamagata Prefecture
- Akita Prefecture
The area of present-day Ōsaki was part of ancient Mutsu Province, and has been settled since at least the Jomon period by the Emishi people. During the Nara period, gold was discovered in the area. During later portion of the Heian period, the area was ruled by the Northern Fujiwara. During the Sengoku period, the area was contested by various samurai clans before the area came under the control of the Date clan of Sendai Domain during the Edo period, under the Tokugawa shogunate.
The town of Furukawa was established with the creation of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. It was raised to city status on December 15, 1950.
The modern city of Ōsaki was established on March 31, 2006, from the merger of the city of Furukawa absorbed the towns of Iwadeyama and Naruko (both from Tamatsukuri District), the towns of Kashimadai, Matsuyama and Sanbongi (all from Shida District), and the town of Tajiri (from Tōda District).
The economy of Ōsaki is largely based on agriculture, primarily the cultivation of rice.
- Miyagi Seishin Junior College
- Ōsaki has 30 elementary schools, 11middle schools, two combined middle/high schools and seven high schools, along with one special education school.
- East Japan Railway Company (JR East) – Tōhoku Shinkansen
- East Japan Railway Company (JR East) – Tōhoku Main Line
- East Japan Railway Company (JR East) – Rikuu East Line
- Tōhoku Expressway - Furukawa IC; Chōjahara PA
- National Route 4
- National Route 47
- National Route 108
- National Route 346
- National Route 347
- National Route 457
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- Yūbikan - former Date clan school and gardens; registered National Historic Site
Sister city relations
- - Middletown, Ohio, USA, since October 18, 1990
- - Jinshui District, Zhengzhou, Henan Province, China, since July 19, 1994
- - Dublin, Georgia, USA, since May 29, 1998
Noted people from Ōsaki
- Sakuzō Yoshino – author
- Shinji Yoshino – politician, cabinet minister
- Frank Nagai – singer
- Ryōji Chūbachi – businessman
- Kunkle, Tara (March 25, 2009). "Middletown Sister Cities With Furukawa/Osaki City". Middletown Community News. Middletown USA official home page. Retrieved 19 December 2015.
- "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Retrieved 21 November 2015.
- "US-Japan Sister Cities by State". Asia Matters for America. Honolulu, HI: East-West Center. Retrieved 20 November 2015.
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- Official website (Japanese)