Matsubara, Osaka

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Kawachiamami Street in Matsubara
Kawachiamami Street in Matsubara
Flag of Matsubara
Official seal of Matsubara
Location of Matsubara in Osaka Prefecture
Location of Matsubara in Osaka Prefecture
Matsubara is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°35′N 135°33′E / 34.583°N 135.550°E / 34.583; 135.550Coordinates: 34°35′N 135°33′E / 34.583°N 135.550°E / 34.583; 135.550
PrefectureOsaka Prefecture
 • MayorTakanori Nakano
 • Total16.66 km2 (6.43 sq mi)
(March 31, 2017)
 • Total121,125
 • Density7,300/km2 (19,000/sq mi)
 • TreePine (Matsu)
 • FlowerRose (Bara)
Time zoneUTC+9 (JST)
City hall address1-1-1 Ao, Matsubara-shi, Ōsaka-fu

Matsubara (松原市, Matsubara-shi) is a city located in Osaka Prefecture, Japan.

As of 2017, the city has an estimated population of 121,125 and a population density of 7,300 persons per km².[1] The total area is 16.66 km².[citation needed]

Hannan University is located in Matsubara. Hannan University is a mid-sized liberal arts university with a focus on business and technology.


In the 5th century AD, Emperor Hanzei is believed to have had his palace, Tajihi Shibagaki-no-Miya (丹比柴籬宮), in the area.[citation needed] The area that now comprises Matsubara was located in the historical Kawachi Province, which is still considered the (non-municipal) subregion to which it belongs. During the Edo period, Matsubara was the administrative center of the Tannan Domain (丹南藩, -han), whose Tannan Encampment was located in present-day Tannan, Matsubara City.[citation needed]

  • 1889 (Meiji 22), April 1: The villages of Matsubara, Amami, Nunose, Miyake, and Ega are designated as part of Tanboku District.[citation needed]
  • 1896 (Meiji 29), April 1: Naka-Kawachi District is created, consolidated from the former districts of Tanboku, Takayasu, Ōgata, Kawachi, Wakae, and Shibukawa. The above villages thus become part of Naka-Kawachi District.[citation needed]
  • 1942 (Shōwa 17), July 1: The village of Matsubara is promoted to Town status, becoming Matsubara-chō, Naka-Kawachi District.[citation needed]
  • 1947 (Shōwa 22), January 1: The village of Amami is promoted to Town status, becoming Amami-chō, Naka-Kawachi District.[citation needed]
  • 1955 (Shōwa 30), February 1: The towns of Matsubara and Amami, along with the villages of Nunose, Miyake, and Ega, are consolidated into Matsubara City, Osaka Prefecture's 21st city.[citation needed]
  • 1957 (Shōwa 32)
    • April 1: Matsubara incorporated the Tannan area of Mihara-chō, Minami-Kawachi District (now Mihara-ku, Sakai).[citation needed]
    • October 15: Matsubara incorporated the Kawai area of Kita-Yashimo Village, Minami-Kawachi District[citation needed]
  • 1964 (Shōwa 39): The Kita-Wakabayashi area was made part of Yao City.[citation needed]


Adjacent municipalities[edit]

Friendship municipalities[edit]

In Japan[edit]

Tsukigase-mura, Yamabe District, Nara (now part of Nara City)
Friendship agreement since September 7, 1985[citation needed]
City office of Matsubara


  1. ^ "Official website of Matsubara city" (in Japanese). Retrieved April 6, 2017.

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