Mihama Town Office
Location of Mihama in Mie Prefecture
|• Total||88.28 km2 (34.09 sq mi)|
|Population (September 2012)|
|• Density||103/km2 (270/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|• Tree||Pinus thunbergii|
|• Flower||Citrus unshiu|
|• Bird||Meadow bunting|
|Address||6120-1 Atawa, Mihama-chō, Minamimuro-gun, Mie-ken 519-5204|
Mihama (御浜町 Mihama-chō) is a town located in Mie Prefecture, Japan. As of September 2012, the town had an estimated population of 9,089 and a population density of 103 persons per km2. The total area was 88.28 km2.
The village of Atawa was established within Minamimuro District by the early Meiji period cadastral reforms of April 1 1889. It was elevated to town status on October 1, 1933. Atawa Town was merged with two neighboring villages of Ichigioroshi and Kōshiyama to form the town of Mihama on September 1, 1958.
Mihama serves as a commercial center for the surrounding region.
Mihama is known as "The town where you can pick mikan (mandarin oranges) all year long" (Nenju mikan no toreru machi). This phrase is even written on the manhole covers, accompanied by a picture of a smiling orange.
Noted people from Mihama
- Keiichi Yabu – professional baseball player
- Bird, Winifred Waking up to a shipwreck December 20, 2009 The Japan Times
- Ariake Ferry 1995-2009 wrecksite Retrieved April 5, 2016
- All aboard rescued after ferry runs aground off Mie, leaves slick November 14, 2009 The Japan Times Retrieved April 5, 2016
Media related to Mihama, Mie at Wikimedia Commons
- Mihama official website (in Japanese)