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Katagami City Hall
Location of Katagami in Akita Prefecture
|• Total||97.76 km2 (37.75 sq mi)|
|Population (August 2013)|
|• Density||343/km2 (890/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Japanese black pine|
|Address||47-100 Kami-egawa, Tennō, Katagami-shi, Akita-ken 010-0201|
Katagami 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 Katagami was part of ancient Dewa Province. During the Edo period, the area came under the control of the Satake clan, who ruled the northern third of the province from Kubota Domain. After the start of the Meiji period, the area became part of Minamiakita District, Akita Prefecture in 1878.
The economy of Katagami is based on agriculture and commercial fishing.
- JR East - Ou Main Line
- JR East - Oga Line
Noted people from Katagami
- Koji Futada, politician
- Kenichi Kaga, professional soccer player
- Ikuo Nakamura, photographer
- Kazushi Sakuraba, mixed martial artist