Tome, Miyagi

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Tome
登米市
City
Tome City Hall
Tome City Hall
Flag of Tome
Flag
Official seal of Tome
Seal
Location of Tome in Miyagi Prefecture
Location of Tome in Miyagi Prefecture
Tome is located in Japan
Tome
Tome
 
Coordinates: 38°41′30.6″N 141°11′15.9″E / 38.691833°N 141.187750°E / 38.691833; 141.187750Coordinates: 38°41′30.6″N 141°11′15.9″E / 38.691833°N 141.187750°E / 38.691833; 141.187750
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Miyagi
Government
 • -Mayor Takahisa Fuse
Area
 • Total 536.12 km2 (207.00 sq mi)
Population (September 2015)
 • Total 80,740
 • Density 151/km2 (390/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Cryptomeria japonica
- Flower Sakura
- Bird Swan
Phone number 0220-22-2111
Address 2-6-1 Aza Nakae, Sanuma, Hasama-chō, Tome-shi, Miyagi-ken 987-0595
Website Official website

Tome (登米市 Tome-shi?) is a city located in Miyagi Prefecture, in the Tohoku region of northern Japan. As of September 2015, the city had an estimated population of 80,740 and a population density of 151 persons per km². The total area was 536.12 square kilometres (207.00 sq mi). The area is noted for its rice production.

Geography[edit]

Tome is in far northeastern Miyagi Prefecture, bordered by Iwate Prefecture to the north. The Kitakami River flows through the city. The city is approximately 70 kilometers north of Sendai.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area of present-day Tome was part of ancient Mutsu Province, and has been settled since at least the Jomon period by the Emishi people. During the later portion of the Heian period, the area was ruled by the Northern Fujiwara. During the Sengoku period, the area was contested by various samurai clans before the area came under the control of the Date clan of Sendai Domain during the Edo period, under the Tokugawa shogunate.

The town of Tome was established on June 1, 1889 with the establishment of the municipalities system. The modern city of Tome was established on April 1, 2005, from the merger of the towns of Hasama, Ishikoshi, Minamikata, Nakada, Toyoma, Towa, Toyosato, Tsuyama, and Yoneyama (all from Tome District), and the town of Tsuyama (from Motoyoshi District).

2011 earthquake and tsunami[edit]

Tome was one of several cities severely affected by an earthquake and tsunami on Friday, 11 March, 2011, with as many as 6,000 people left homeless.[1] On 15, 2011, authorities announced that German and Swiss teams with search dogs would be deployed to the city to aid in search and recovery efforts. Other search and rescue team came from Australia and New Zealand.[2] Early reports suggest that many residents of the nearby town of Minamisanriku, which was one of the hardest hit by the tsunami, had evacuated to Tome.[3]

Economy[edit]

The economy of Tome is largely based on agriculture.

Education[edit]

Tome has 21 elementary schools, one combined elementary/middle school, nine middle schools, and three high schools.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

National highways[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

Sister/friendship cities[edit]

International sister/friendship cities[edit]

Noted people from Tome[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Japan Tsunami victim found alive after 96 hours". tntmagazine, 15 March 2011
  2. ^ "The world reaches out with funds, rescue teams". todayonline
  3. ^ [1] ABC, 13 March 2011
  4. ^ "US-Japan Sister Cities by State". Asia Matters for America. Honolulu, HI: East-West Center. Retrieved 20 November 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Retrieved 21 November 2015. 

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