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
CountryJapan
RegionKansai
Kinki
PrefectureOsaka Prefecture
DistrictMishima
Area
 • Total16.78 km2 (6.48 sq mi)
Population
(October 1, 2016)
 • Total29,970
 • Density1,800/km2 (4,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (JST)
Websitewww.shimamotocho.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.

History[edit]

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.

Economy[edit]

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

Transport[edit]

The town is served by two railway stations: Shimamoto and Minase.

Twin towns[edit]

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