Mitane, Akita

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Mitane
三種町
Town
Mitane Town Hall
Mitane Town Hall
Flag of Mitane
Flag
Official seal of Mitane
Seal
Location of Mitane in Akita Prefecture
Location of Mitane in Akita Prefecture
Mitane is located in Japan
Mitane
Mitane
 
Coordinates: 40°6′6″N 140°0′18″E / 40.10167°N 140.00500°E / 40.10167; 140.00500Coordinates: 40°6′6″N 140°0′18″E / 40.10167°N 140.00500°E / 40.10167; 140.00500
CountryJapan
RegionTōhoku
PrefectureAkita
DistrictYamamoto
Area
 • Total248.09 km2 (95.79 sq mi)
Population (August 2013)
 • Total17,891
 • Density72.1/km2 (187/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreeCryptomeria
- FlowerCherry blossom
- BirdSwan
Phone number0185-85-2111
Address8 Iwayako, Kamogawa-aze, Mitane-chō, Yamamoto-gun, Akita 018-2401
Websitehttp://www.town.mitane.akita.jp/

Mitane (三種町, Mitane-chō) is a town located in Akita Prefecture, Japan. As of August 2014, the town had an estimated population of 17,464, and a population density of 70.4 persons per km². The total area is 248.09  km².

Geography[edit]

Mitane is located in northwestern Akita Prefecture, bordered by the Sea of Japan to the west.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area of present-day Mitane was part of ancient Dewa Province, dominated by the Satake clan during the Edo period, who ruled Kubota Domain under the Tokugawa shogunate. The modern town of Mitane was created on March 20, 2006, by merging the towns of Hachiryū, Koto'oka, and Yamamoto.

Economy[edit]

The economy of Mitane is based on agriculture and commercial fishing.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Noted people from Mitane[edit]

External links[edit]

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