Mimasaka, Okayama

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Mimasaka

美作市
Main street in Ohara Mimasaka
Main street in Ohara Mimasaka
Flag of Mimasaka
Flag
Location of Mimasaka in Okayama Prefecture
Location of Mimasaka in Okayama Prefecture
Mimasaka is located in Japan
Mimasaka
Mimasaka
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°0′31″N 134°8′55″E / 35.00861°N 134.14861°E / 35.00861; 134.14861Coordinates: 35°0′31″N 134°8′55″E / 35.00861°N 134.14861°E / 35.00861; 134.14861
CountryJapan
RegionChūgoku (San'yō)
PrefectureOkayama Prefecture
Government
 • MayorSeiji Hagiwara <萩原誠司> (from March 2014)
Area
 • Total429.19 km2 (165.71 sq mi)
Population
(March 31, 2017)
 • Total28,502
 • Density66/km2 (170/sq mi)
Symbols
 • TreePrunus mume
 • FlowerErythronium japonicum
Time zoneUTC+9 (JST)
City hall address38-2 Sakaemachi, Mimasaka-shi, Okayama-ken
707-8501
Websitewww.city.mimasaka.lg.jp
Mimasaka city hall

Mimasaka (美作市, Mimasaka-shi) is a city located in Okayama Prefecture, Japan.

As of March 31, 2017, the city has an estimated population of 28,502 (34,338 in 2004) and a population density of 66 persons per km².[1] The total area is 429.19 km².

History[edit]

The 16th century village Miyamoto, considered the birthplace of Miyamoto Musashi, is part of present-day Mimasaka.

The modern city of Mimasaka was founded on March 31, 2005 by the merger of the former town of Mimasaka, absorbing the towns of Aida, Ōhara and Sakutō, the village Higashiawakura (all from Aida District), and the town of Katsuta (from Katsuta District).

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Notable people from Mimasaka[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official website of Mimasaka city" (in Japanese). Japan: Mimasaka City. Retrieved 12 April 2017.

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