Mugi, Tokushima

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Port of Mugi
Port of Mugi
Flag of Mugi
Official seal of Mugi
Location of Mugi in Tokushima Prefecture
Location of Mugi in Tokushima Prefecture
Mugi is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 33°40′N 134°25′E / 33.667°N 134.417°E / 33.667; 134.417Coordinates: 33°40′N 134°25′E / 33.667°N 134.417°E / 33.667; 134.417
Country Japan
Region Shikoku
Prefecture Tokushima Prefecture
District Kaifu
 • Total 56.57 km2 (21.84 sq mi)
Population (October 1, 2016)
 • Total 4,167
 • Density 74/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)

Mugi (牟岐町, Mugi-chō) is a town located in Kaifu District, Tokushima Prefecture, Japan.

In 1830, Australian convicts heading for Canton, China laid anchor off the coast of Mugi in a convict transport vessel, the brig Cyprus, which they had seized from their masters while being transported to Macquarie Harbour Penal Station in the former British penal colony of Van Diemen's Land, now Tasmania, an incident known as the Cyprus mutiny. The convicts were attacked and sent away by the Japanese, in line with the isolationist policy of the time.[1]

As of 2016, the town has an estimated population of 4,167 and a density of 74 persons per km². The total area is 56.57 km².

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  1. ^ Robertson, Joshua. "Australian convict pirates in Japan: evidence of 1830 voyage unearthed". The Guardian. Retrieved 28 May 2017.