Marumori Town Office
Location of Marumori in Miyagi Prefecture
|• Total||273.30 km2 (105.52 sq mi)|
|Population (September 2015)|
|• Density||51.5/km2 (133/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Flower||Lilium auratum|
|- Bird||Japanese bush warbler|
|Address||120 Torii, Marumori-machi, Igu-gun, Miyagi-ken 981-2192|
Marumori (丸森町 Marumori-machi) is a town located in Igu District, Miyagi Prefecture, in the Tohoku region of northern Japan. As of September 2015, the town had an estimated population of 14,062 and a population density of 51.5 persons per km². The total area was 273.30 square kilometres (105.52 sq mi).
Marumori is located in the extreme southern portion of Miyagi Prefecture, bordered by Fukushima Prefecture to the south, east and west. The name “Marumori” means "circle forest" in Japanese and the town is located in a circular basin surrounded by heavily forested mountains. The Abukuma River passes through the town.
The area of present-day Marumori was part of ancient Mutsu Province. The village of Marumori was established on April 1, 1889 with the establishment of the municipalities system. It was raised to town status on December 1, 1954 after merging with the neighboring villages of Kaneyama, Ōuchi, Ōhari, Kőya, Kōsai, Tateyama and Hippo.
The economy of Marumori is largely based on agriculture and forestry.
Marumori has eight public and one private elementary schools, one middle school and one high school.
Sister city relations
- "US-Japan Sister Cities by State". Asia Matters for America. Honolulu, HI: East-West Center. Retrieved 20 November 2015.
Media related to Marumori, Miyagi at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (in Japanese)