Tomiya, Miyagi

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Tomiya
富谷町
Town
Tomiya High School
Tomiya High School
Flag of Tomiya
Flag
Official seal of Tomiya
Seal
Location of Tomiya in Miyagi Prefecture
Location of Tomiya in Miyagi Prefecture
Tomiya is located in Japan
Tomiya
Tomiya
 
Coordinates: 38°24′N 140°53′E / 38.400°N 140.883°E / 38.400; 140.883Coordinates: 38°24′N 140°53′E / 38.400°N 140.883°E / 38.400; 140.883
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Miyagi
District Kurokawa
Area
 • Total 49.13 km2 (18.97 sq mi)
Population (May 2014)
 • Total 50,654
 • Density 1,030/km2 (2,700/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Pine
- Flower Chrysanthemum
Phone number 022-345-1111
Address 30 Tomiyasaka Matsuda, Tomiya-chō, Kurokawa-gun, Miyagi-ken 981-3392
Website Official website

Tomiya (富谷町 Tomiya-machi?) is a town located in Kurokawa District, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. As of May 2014, the town had an estimated population of 50,654 and a population density of 1030 persons per km². The total area was 49.13 km².

Geography[edit]

Tomiya is located in central Miyagi Prefecture.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area of present-day Tomiya was part of ancient Mutsu Province, and has been settled since at least the Jomon period by the Emishi people. During 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. During the Edo period, Tomiya was a post town on the Ōshū Kaidō highway connecting Edo with northern Japan.

The modern village of Tomiya was created on April 1, 1889 with the establishment of the municipalities system. It was raised to town status on April 1, 1963.

Economy[edit]

Tomiya is primarily a bedroom community for the neighboring metropolis of Sendai.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Tomiya is not currently served by any railway lines.

Highway[edit]

External links[edit]

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