Ishinomaki

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Ishinomaki
石巻市
City
Clockwise from top: View of Mount Kinka from Ojika Peninsula, Makiyama Iris Park, Tashirojima, Ojika Whale Park, Sasa-kamaboko, Ishinomaki Saint John the Apostle Orthodox Church, Mount Hiyori
Clockwise from top: View of Mount Kinka from Ojika Peninsula, Makiyama Iris Park, Tashirojima, Ojika Whale Park, Sasa-kamaboko, Ishinomaki Saint John the Apostle Orthodox Church, Mount Hiyori
Flag of Ishinomaki
Flag
Official seal of Ishinomaki
Seal
Location of Ishinomaki in Miyagi Prefecture
Location of Ishinomaki in Miyagi Prefecture
Ishinomaki is located in Japan
Ishinomaki
Ishinomaki
 
Coordinates: 38°25′3.3″N 141°18′9.8″E / 38.417583°N 141.302722°E / 38.417583; 141.302722Coordinates: 38°25′3.3″N 141°18′9.8″E / 38.417583°N 141.302722°E / 38.417583; 141.302722
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Miyagi
Government
 • Mayor Hiroshi Kameyama
Area
 • Total 554.58 km2 (214.12 sq mi)
Population (May 31, 2017)
 • Total 146,993
 • Density 269/km2 (700/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Japanese Black Pine
- Flower Azalea
Phone number 0225-95-1111
Address 14-1 Kokucho, Ishinomaki-shi, Miyagi-ken 986-8501
Website http://www.city.ishinomaki.lg.jp/

Ishinomaki (石巻市, Ishinomaki-shi) is a city in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan.

As of January 1, 2010, about 164,294 people lived there. That was 295.83 people per km². The total area is 555.35 km².

Ishinomaki was one the cities most seriously affected by the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.[1][2] Between 1 March and 31 August 2011, many people left Ishinomaki. 6,500 fewer people, or 4%, lived there.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Satellite Photos of Japan Before and After the Quake and Tsunami New York Times, 13 March 2011
  2. Kyodo News, "Death toll may surpass 10,000 in Miyagi", Japan Times, 14 March 2011, p. 1.
  3. "図録▽東日本大震災被災市町村の被災後の人口変化 (Population Changes by Locality after the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake Disaster: Illustrated)". Honkawa Data Tribune. Retrieved 2011-10-13.