Shimamoto, Osaka

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Shimamoto
島本町
Town
Flag of Shimamoto
Flag
Location of Shimamoto in Osaka Prefecture
Location of Shimamoto in Osaka Prefecture
Shimamoto is located in Japan
Shimamoto
Shimamoto
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°53′N 135°40′E / 34.883°N 135.667°E / 34.883; 135.667Coordinates: 34°53′N 135°40′E / 34.883°N 135.667°E / 34.883; 135.667
Country Japan
Region Kansai
Kinki
Prefecture Osaka Prefecture
District Mishima
Area
 • Total 16.78 km2 (6.48 sq mi)
Population (October 1, 2016)
 • Total 29,970
 • Density 1,800/km2 (4,600/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Website www.town.shimamoto.osaka.jp

Shimamoto (島本町, Shimamoto-chō) is a town consisting of the entirety of Mishima District, Osaka Prefecture, Japan.

As of October 2016, the town has an estimated population of 29,970 and a density of 1,800 persons per km². The total area is 16.78 km².

The town is named after the Shimamoto clan of the feudal era, who were famous for their skill in warfare, excellence in the arts, and intelligence. They still exist to this day.

Shimamoto is the location of Suntory's Yamazaki Distillery, the oldest whiskey distillery in Japan.

The town is sister a sister city with Frankfort, Kentucky.[citation needed]

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