Location of Kami in Miyagi Prefecture
|• Total||460.82 km2 (177.92 sq mi)|
|Population (May 2014)|
|• Density||53/km2 (140/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|• Tree||Siebold’s beech|
|• Flower||Asian skunk cabbage|
|• Bird||Green pheasant|
|Address||3-5 Nishida, Kami-chō, Kami-gun, Miyagi-ken 981-4292|
Kami (加美町 Kami-machi?) is a town located in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. As of May 2014, the town had an estimated population of 24,419 and a population density of 53 persons per km2. The total area was 460.82 km2.
Kami is located in west-central Miyagi Prefecture, bordered by Yamagata Prefecture to the west.
- Miyagi Prefecture
- Yamagata Prefecture
The area of present-day Kami was part of ancient Mutsu Province, and has been settled since at least the Jomon period by the Emishi people. 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 economy of Kami is largely based on agriculture, primarily the cultivation of rice.
Kami is not currently served by any railway lines.
Noted people from Kami
- Mikio Igarashi – manga artist
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