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Katagami (潟上市, Katagami-shi) is a city located in Akita Prefecture, Japan.

Katagami

潟上市
Katagami City Hall
Katagami City Hall
Flag of Katagami
Flag
Official seal of Katagami
Seal
Location of Katagami in Akita Prefecture
Location of Katagami in Akita Prefecture
Katagami is located in Japan
Katagami
Katagami
 
Coordinates: 39°52′59.6″N 139°59′18.9″E / 39.883222°N 139.988583°E / 39.883222; 139.988583Coordinates: 39°52′59.6″N 139°59′18.9″E / 39.883222°N 139.988583°E / 39.883222; 139.988583
CountryJapan
RegionTōhoku
PrefectureAkita Prefecture
Area
 • Total97.76 km2 (37.75 sq mi)
Population
 (August 2013)
 • Total33,625
 • Density343/km2 (890/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreeJapanese black pine
- FlowerRose
- BirdHeron
Phone number018-878-2211
Address47-100 Kami-egawa, Tennō, Katagami-shi, Akita-ken 010-0201
Websitewww.city.katagami.akita.jp

As of August 2013, the city has an estimated population of 33,625, and a population density of 343 persons per km2. The total area is 97.96 km2.

GeographyEdit

Katagami is located in the coastal plains of northwestern Akita Prefecture, with the Sea of Japan on the southwest and the remnant of Lake Hachirōgata to the northwest.

Neighboring municipalitiesEdit

ClimateEdit

Katagami has a Humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa) with large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. Precipitation is significant throughout the year, but is heaviest from August to October.

HistoryEdit

The area of present-day Katagami was part of ancient Dewa Province. During the Edo period, the area came under the control of the Satake clan, who ruled the northern third of the province from Kubota Domain. After the start of the Meiji period, the area became part of Minamiakita District, Akita Prefecture in 1878.

The modern city of Katagami was established on March 22, 2005, from the merger of the towns of Iitagawa, Shōwa and Tennō (all from Minamiakita District).

EconomyEdit

The economy of Katagami is based on agriculture and commercial fishing.

TransportationEdit

Noted people from KatagamiEdit

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