Ōzu, Ehime

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Ōzu
大洲市
City
Flag of Ōzu
Flag
Location of Ōzu in Ehime Prefecture
Location of Ōzu in Ehime Prefecture
Ōzu is located in Japan
Ōzu
Ōzu
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 33°30′N 132°33′E / 33.500°N 132.550°E / 33.500; 132.550Coordinates: 33°30′N 132°33′E / 33.500°N 132.550°E / 33.500; 132.550
Country Japan
Region Shikoku
Prefecture Ehime Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Hiroshi Shimizu (since September 2009)
Area
 • Total 432.24 km2 (166.89 sq mi)
Population (March 31, 2012)
 • Total 47,601
 • Density 110.13/km2 (285.2/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address 690-1 Ōzu, Ōzu-shi, Ehime-ken
795-8601
Website www.city.ozu.ehime.jp

Ōzu (大洲市 Ōzu-shi?) is a Japanese city of about 48,000 inhabitants located in Ehime Prefecture.

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Ōzu Castle is a castle in Ōzu. It was the government office of the Ōzu Clan during the Edo period. The keep was rebuilt in 2004.

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On September 1, 1954 the city was founded. On January 11, 2005 Ōzu expanded by absorbing the towns of Hijikawa, Nagahama, and the village of Kawabe from Kita District. As of 31 March 2012, the city had an estimated population of 47,601, with 20,167 households and a population density of 110.13 persons per km2. Ōzu's total area is 432.24 km2.

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