"Katagami" redirects here. For the traditional Japanese art, see
Katagami ( is a 潟上市 Katagami-shi) city located in Akita Prefecture, Japan.
As of August 2013, the city has an estimated
population of 33,625 and a population density of 343 persons per km 2. The total area is 97.96 km 2.
Geography [ edit ]
Katagami is located in the coastal plains of northwestern Akita Prefecture, with the
Sea of Japan on the southwest and the remnant of Lake Hachirōgata to the northwest.
Neighboring municipalities [ edit ]
Climate [ edit ]
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.
History [ edit ]
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 modern city of Katagami was established on March 22, 2005, from the merger of the towns of
Iitagawa, Shōwa and Tennō (all from Minamiakita District).
Economy [ edit ]
The economy of Katagami is based on agriculture and commercial fishing.
Transportation [ edit ]
Highways [ edit ]
Noted people from Katagami [ edit ]
External links [ edit ]