Kakuda, Miyagi

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Kakuda
角田市
City
Kakuda city hall
Kakuda city hall
Flag of Kakuda
Flag
Official seal of Kakuda
Seal
Location of Kakuda in Miyagi Prefecture
Location of Kakuda in Miyagi Prefecture
Kakuda is located in Japan
Kakuda
Kakuda
 
Coordinates: 37°58′37.3″N 140°46′55.4″E / 37.977028°N 140.782056°E / 37.977028; 140.782056Coordinates: 37°58′37.3″N 140°46′55.4″E / 37.977028°N 140.782056°E / 37.977028; 140.782056
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Miyagi
Government
 • Mayor Yasushi Ito
Area
 • Total 147.53 km2 (56.96 sq mi)
Population (September 2017)
 • Total 29,764
 • Density 202/km2 (520/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Live Oak
- Flower Japanese Gentian
Phone number 0224-63-2111
Address Kakuda Azadaibō 41, Kakuda-shi, Miyagi-ken 981-1592
Website http://www.city.kakuda.lg.jp/
Panorama of Kakuda City

Kakuda (角田市, Kakuda-shi) is a city located in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. As of 30 September 2017, the city had an estimated population of 29,764, and a population density of 202 persons per km² in 11,357 households.[1] The total area of the city is 147.58 square kilometres (56.98 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Kakuda is in southeastern Miyagi Prefecture in the Tōhoku region of northern Japan. The Abukuma River flows through the city.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Per Japanese census data,[2] the population of Kakuda has remained constant over the past 40 years.

Census Year Population
1970 31,170
1980 33,731
1990 35,431
2000 33,199
2010 31,336

Climate[edit]

Kakuda has a humid climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa) characterized by mild summers and cold winters. The average annual temperature in Kakuda is 12.6 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1259 mm with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 24.9 °C, and lowest in January, at around 1.6 °C.[3]

History[edit]

The area of present-day Kakuda was part of ancient Mutsu Province, and was the location of Kakuda Castle during the Sengoku period. It was part of the holdings of Sendai Domain during the Edo period under the Tokugawa shogunate.

The town of Kakuda was established with the creation of the post-Meiji restoration modern municipalities system on April 1, 1889. It annexed the neighboring villages of Kitago, Sakura, Nishine, Higashine, Fujio, and Edano on October 1, 1954. Kakuda was raised to city status on October 1, 1958.

Government[edit]

Kakuda has a mayor-council form of government with a directly elected mayor and a unicameral city legislature of 18 members.[4].

Economy[edit]

Kakuda has a mixed economy based on light manufacturing of automotive parts and electrics, and on agriculture, primarily the cultivation of soybeans and plums. The area was traditionally noted for its sericulture.

Education[edit]

Kakuda has eight public elementary schools and three public middle schools operated by the city government and one public high school operated by the Miyagi Prefectural Board of Education. The prefecture also operates one special education school.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Sister city relations[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

Noted people from Kakuda[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kakuda city official statistics (in Japanese)
  2. ^ Kakuda population statistics
  3. ^ Kakuda climate data
  4. ^ Kakuda City Council home page(in Japanese)
  5. ^ "US-Japan Sister Cities by State". Asia Matters for America. Honolulu, HI: East-West Center. Retrieved 20 November 2015. 

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