Daisen, Akita

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Daisen City Office
Daisen City Office
Flag of Daisen
Official seal of Daisen
Location of Daisen in Akita Prefecture
Location of Daisen in Akita Prefecture
Daisen is located in Japan
Coordinates: 39°27′11″N 140°28′31.6″E / 39.45306°N 140.475444°E / 39.45306; 140.475444Coordinates: 39°27′11″N 140°28′31.6″E / 39.45306°N 140.475444°E / 39.45306; 140.475444
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Akita Prefecture
 • Mayor Hiroyuki Oimatsu (since April 2017)
 • Total 866.77 km2 (334.66 sq mi)
Population (November 2017)
 • Total 83,230
 • Density 96/km2 (250/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
City symbols  
• Tree Japanese zelkova
• Flower Cosmos
• Bird Common kingfisher
Phone number 0187-63-1111
Address 1-1 Hanazono-chō, Daisen-shi, Akita-ken 014-8601
Website http://www.city.daisen.akita.jp/

Daisen (大仙市, Daisen-shi) is a city in Akita Prefecture, Japan.

As of November 2017, the city had an estimated population of 83,230, and a population density of 96 persons per km2. The total area is 866.77 square kilometres (334.66 sq mi).


Daisen is located in the flatlands of central of Akita Prefecture, bordering on the city of Akita to the west, and Iwate Prefecture and the Ou Mountains on the east.

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Daisen has a Humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa) with large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. Precipitation is significant throughout the year, but is heaviest from August to October.


The area of present-day Daisen was part of ancient Dewa Province. During the Edo period, the area came under the control of the Satake clan, who had been relocated to Kubota Domain from their former holdings in Hitachi Province. After the start of the Meiji period, the area became part of Semboku District, Akita Prefecture in 1878.[1]

The modern city of Daisen was established on March 22, 2005, from the merger of the city of Ōmagari, the towns of Kamioka, Kyōwa, Nakasen, Nishisenboku, Ōta and Semboku, and the village of Nangai (all from Semboku District).[2]

After the merger, Daisen had the distinction of having the largest city assembly in all of Japan, 136 members.[3]


The economy of Daisen is based on agriculture. Numerous sake brewers are located in Daisen.


Daisen has 16 elementary schools, 11 middle schools and six high schools as well as one special education school.




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Notable people from Daisen[edit]


  1. ^ 大曲市史〈第1巻〉資料編. publisher:大曲市史頒布会 date:May 1984 ASIN B000J733MG
  2. ^ 大曲市史〈第1巻〉資料編. publisher:大曲市史頒布会 date:May 1984 ASIN B000J733MG
  3. ^ http://www.asahi.com/english/Herald-asahi/TKY200503290156
  4. ^ "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Retrieved 21 November 2015.
  5. ^ Official Profile(in Japanese)
  6. ^ Interview by Sakigake Ad Brain Co.,Lyf Archived 2013-11-03 at the Wayback Machine. (in Japanese)
  7. ^ Interview by Sakigake Ad Brain Co.,Lyf (in Japanese)
  8. ^ Official Profile (in Japanese)

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