Murata, Miyagi

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Murata
村田町
Town
Murata Town Office
Murata Town Office
Flag of Murata
Flag
Official seal of Murata
Seal
Location of Murata in Miyagi Prefecture
Location of Murata in Miyagi Prefecture
Murata is located in Japan
Murata
Murata
 
Coordinates: 38°07′08″N 140°43′16″E / 38.11889°N 140.72111°E / 38.11889; 140.72111Coordinates: 38°07′08″N 140°43′16″E / 38.11889°N 140.72111°E / 38.11889; 140.72111
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Miyagi
District Shibata
Area
 • Total 78.38 km2 (30.26 sq mi)
Population (September 2015)
 • Total 11,366
 • Density 145/km2 (380/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City symbols  
• Tree Pine
• Flower Osmanthus fragrans
• Bird Green pheasant
Phone number 0224-83-2111
Address Murata-machi, Shibata-gun, Miyagi-ken 989-1392
Website Official website

Murata (村田町, Murata-machi?) is a town located in Shibata District, Miyagi Prefecture, in the Tohoku region of northern Japan. As of September 2015, the town had an estimated population of 11,366 and a population density of 145 persons per km2. The total area was 78.38 square kilometres (30.26 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Murata is located in south-central Miyagi Prefecture. The Shiroishi River runs through the town.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area of present-day Murata was part of ancient Mutsu Province. The modern village of Murata was established on April 1, 1889 with the creation of the municipalities system. It was promoted to town status on October 31, 1895. The town merged with the neighboring towns on Tomioka and Numabe on April 20, 1955.

Economy[edit]

The economy of Murata is largely based on agriculture.

Education[edit]

Murata has two elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

  • Murata does not have any passenger train service.

Highway[edit]

Sister city relations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Retrieved 21 November 2015. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Murata, Miyagi at Wikimedia Commons