Motoyoshi District, Miyagi

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Motoyoshi (本吉郡?, Motoyoshi-gun) is a district located in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan.

As of the Karakuwa merger but with 2010 population estimates, the district has an estimated population of 17,296 and a population density of 106 persons per km². The total area is 163.74 km².

Motoyoshi District was devastated by the magnitude 9.0 March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami which occurred off the coast of Japan; an estimated 9,500 people are reported missing from the town of Minamisanriku alone.[1][2][3][4] Early estimates indicate that this could represent as much as 90% of the total casualties in Japan.

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Coordinates: 38°41′46″N 141°27′07″E / 38.696°N 141.452°E / 38.696; 141.452