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Kakuda city hall
Location of Kakuda in Miyagi Prefecture
|• -Mayor||Yasushi Ito|
|• Total||147.53 km2 (56.96 sq mi)|
|Population (September 2015)|
|• Density||202/km2 (520/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Live Oak|
|- Flower||Japanese Gentian|
|Address||Kakuda Azadaibō 41, Kakuda-shi, Miyagi-ken 981-1592|
Kakuda (角田市 Kakuda-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 29,846 and a population density of 202 persons per km². The total area was 147.58 square kilometres (56.98 sq mi).
Kakuda is in southeastern Miyagi Prefecture. The Abukuma River flows through the city.
The area of present-day Kakuda was part of ancient Mutsu Province, and was the location of Kakuda Castle during the Sengoku period, which was ruled by the Ishikawa clan as a subsidiary 10,000 koku domain to Sendai Domain during the Edo period under the Tokugawa shogunate.
The town of Kakuda was established with the creation of the 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.
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.
Kakuda has eight elementary schools, three middle schools, one high school and one special education school.
Sister city relations
- USA - Greenfield, Indiana, United States from September 12, 1990
- - Ishikawa, Fukushima, Japan, since April 16, 1979
- - Kuriyama, Hokkaido, Japan, since August 26, 1978
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Noted people from Kakuda
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- Shinichi Ito – motorcycle racer
- "US-Japan Sister Cities by State". Asia Matters for America. Honolulu, HI: East-West Center. Retrieved 20 November 2015.