Mine District, Yamaguchi

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Mine District (美祢郡?, Mine-gun) was a district located in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan.

On March 20, 2008, the day before its dissolution, the district consisted solely of the towns of Mitō (美東町) and Shūhō (秋芳町).

History[edit]

  • April 1, 1889 - Due to the municipal status enforcement, the villages of Akagō, Akiyoshi, Ayagi, Beppu, Higashiatsu, Isa, Iwanaga, Kyōwa, Managata, Nishiatsu, Ōda, Ofuk and, Ōmine, were formed. (13 villages)
  • August 1, 1923 - The village of Ōda town status to become the town of Ōda. (1 town, 12 villages)
  • January 1, 1924 - The village of Isa was elevated to town status to become the town of Isa. (2 towns, 11 villages)
  • May 1, 1939 - The village of Ōmine was elevated to town status to become the town of Ōmine. (3 towns, 10 villages)
  • March 31, 1954 - The towns of Ōmine, Isa, and the villages of Higashiatsu, Nishiatsu and Ofuku were merged with the town of Toyotamae (from Toyoura District) to create the city of Mine while leaving Mine District. (1 town, 7 villages)
  • October 1, 1954 - The towns of Ōda, Akagō, Ayagi, and Managata were merged to create the town of Mitō. (1 town, 4 villages)
  • April 1, 1955 - The villages of Akiyoshi, Iwanaga, Beppu and Kyōwa were merged to create the town of Shūhō. (2 towns)
  • March 21, 2008 - The towns of Mitō and Shūhō were merged into the expanded city of Mine. Mine District dissolved as a result of this merger.
April 1, 1889 1889 - 1944 1945 - 2008 2008 - present
大田 (village) August 1, 1923
town status
October 1, 1954
Mitō (town)
March 21, 2008
Mine City
赤郷 (village)
綾木 (village)
真長田 (village)
大嶺 (village) May 1, 1939
town status
March 31, 1954
Mine City
伊佐 (village) January 1, 1924
town status
東厚保 (village)
西厚保 (village)
於福 (village)
秋吉 (village) April 1, 1955
Shūhō (town)
岩永 (village)
別府 (village)
共和 (village)

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