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Ōi (大井町, Ōi-machi) is a town located in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. As of June 2012, the town had an estimated population of 17,549, and a population density of 1,220 persons per km2. The total area is 14.41 km2.

Ōi

大井町
Town
Ōi Town Hall
Ōi Town Hall
Flag of Ōi
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Official logo of Ōi
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Location of Ōi in Kanagawa Prefecture
Location of Ōi in Kanagawa Prefecture
Ōi is located in Japan
Ōi
Ōi
 
Coordinates: 35°20′N 139°09′E / 35.333°N 139.150°E / 35.333; 139.150Coordinates: 35°20′N 139°09′E / 35.333°N 139.150°E / 35.333; 139.150
CountryJapan
RegionKantō
PrefectureKanagawa Prefecture
DistrictAshigarakami
Area
 • Total14.41 km2 (5.56 sq mi)
Population
(June 1, 2012)
 • Total17,549
 • Density1,220/km2 (3,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
Symbols 
• TreeOsmanthus fragrans
• FlowerNarcissus
• BirdJapanese white-eye
Phone number0465-83-1311
Address1995 Kaneko, Ōi-machi, Ashigarakami-gun, Kanagawa-ken 258-8501
Websitehttps://www.town.oi.kanagawa.jp/

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GeographyEdit

Ōi is located in hilly west-central Kanagawa Prefecture, bordering on the Tanzawa Mountains.

Surrounding municipalitiesEdit

HistoryEdit

During the Edo period, the area around present-day Ōi was part of Odawara Domain in Sagami Province. After the Meiji Restoration, it became part of Ashigarakami District in Kanagawa Prefecture. On April 1, 1889, the district of Ashigarakami was administratively divided into villages, including Kaminaka, Soga, Yamada and Kaneda. On November 3, 1943, the villages of Yamada and Kaminaka merged to form the village of Aiwa. Aiwa later lost a portion of its territory to neighboring Nishihadano on June 20, 1956. The remaining portion merged with Kaneda and portions of Soga to form Ōi on April 1, 1956.

EconomyEdit

The economy of the Ōi is primarily agricultural.

TransportationEdit

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