Kami (加美町, Kami-machi) is a town located in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. As of 31 May 2020[update], the town had an estimated population of 22,804 and a population density of 50 persons per km2 in 8119 households. The total area of the town is 460.67 square kilometres (177.87 sq mi). .
Location of Kami in Miyagi Prefecture
|• Total||460.67 km2 (177.87 sq mi)|
|• Density||50/km2 (130/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
|• Tree||Siebold’s beech|
|• Flower||Asian skunk cabbage|
|• Bird||Green pheasant|
|Address||3-5 Nishida, Kami-chō, Kami-gun, Miyagi-ken 981-4292|
The town has a climate characterized by cool summers and long cold winters (Köppen climate classification Cfa). The average annual temperature in Kami is 11.4 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1336 mm with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 24.6 °C, and lowest in January, at around -0.8 °C.
Per Japanese census data, the population of Kami has declined over the past 60 years.
The area of present-day Kami was part of ancient Mutsu Province, and has been settled since at least the Jōmon period by the Emishi people. Kami District is mentioned in early Nara period records. Per the Shoku Nihongi, following a huge earthquake in the year 715 AD, a large number of people migrated to this area from the southern Kantō region, forming numerous fortified settlements. 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. Following the Meiji restoration, the town of Nakaniida was established within Kami District, Miyagi with the creation of the modern municipalities system.
Kami has a mayor-council form of government with a directly elected mayor and a unicameral town council of 18 members. Kami, together with the rest of Kami District collectively contributes one seat to the Miyagi Prefectural legislature. In terms of national politics, the town is part of Miyagi 4th district of the lower house of the Diet of Japan.
The economy of Kami is largely based on agriculture, primarily the cultivation of rice.
Kami has nine public elementary schools and three public junior high schools operated by the town government. The town has one public high school operated by the Miyagi Prefectural Board of Education.
- Kami does not have any passenger railway service.
Noted people from KamiEdit
- Mikio Igarashi, manga artist
- Kami town official statistics (in Japanese)
- Kami climate data
- Kami population statistics
- "城生柵跡 じょうのさくあと". Cultural Heritage Online (in Japanese). Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved 25 December 2016.
- "東山官衙遺跡 ひがしやまかんがいせき". Cultural Heritage Online (in Japanese). Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved 25 December 2016.
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- Official Website (in Japanese)