Izumi, Osaka

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Izumi
和泉市
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Izumi City Hall
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Location of Izumi in Osaka Prefecture
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Izumi
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°29′N135°25′E / 34.483°N 135.417°E / 34.483; 135.417 Coordinates: 34°29′N135°25′E / 34.483°N 135.417°E / 34.483; 135.417
CountryJapan
Region Kansai
Kinki
Prefecture Osaka
Government
  Mayor Yoshiyuki Isaka
Area
  Total84.98 km2 (32.81 sq mi)
Population
 (December 31, 2021)
  Total184,615
  Density2,200/km2 (5,600/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+09:00 (JST)
City hall address2-7-5 Fuchūchō, Izumi-shi, Ōsaka-fu 594-8501
Website Official website
Symbols
Flower Narcissus
Tree Camphor laurel
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Izumi Danjiri Matsuri
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Ikegami-Sone Ruins

Izumi (Japanese: 和泉市, Hepburn: Izumi-shi) is a city located in Osaka Prefecture, Japan. As of 31 December 2021, the city had an estimated population of 184,615 in 80862 households and a population density of 2200 persons per km². [1] The total area of the city is 84.98 square kilometres (32.81 sq mi). [2]

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Geography

Izumi s located in the southwestern part of Osaka Prefecture, about 25 km from the city center of Osaka and about 20 km from Kansai International Airport, forming a long and narrow city area (6.9 km east-west, 18.8 km north-south) from north to south. The total area of the city is the fifth largest in Osaka Prefecture after Takatsuki. The terrain is low from the southeast to the northwest, with the Izumi Mountains in the south, hills in the center and north, and flat land in the northwest. The city ranges in elevation from 9.2 meters to 885.7 meters above sea level ). [2] Parts of the city are within the borders of the Kongō-Ikoma-Kisen Quasi-National Park.

Neighboring municipalities

Osaka Prefecture

Wakayama Prefecture

Climate

Izumi has a Humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cfa) characterized by warm summers and cool winters with light to no snowfall. The average annual temperature in Izumi is 14.0 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1475 mm with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 25.9 °C, and lowest in January, at around 2.6 °C. [3]

Demographics

Per Japanese census data, [4] the population of Izumi has risen steadily over the past century.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1920 31,154    
1930 36,371+16.7%
1940 45,557+25.3%
1950 57,796+26.9%
1960 70,701+22.3%
1970 95,987+35.8%
1980 124,322+29.5%
1990 146,127+17.5%
2000 172,974+18.4%
2010 185,017+7.0%

History

The area of the modern city of Izumi was within ancient Izumi Province, and was the site of the provincial capital and kokubun-ji of the province. In the Edo Period, a small portion of the area was controlled by Hakata Domain. The villages of Kokufu, Gosho and Hakata were established within Izumi District with the creation of the modern municipalities system on April 1, 1889. On April 1, 1896 the area became part of Senboku District, Osaka. The town of Izumi was created on April 1, 1933 by the merger of Kokufu,Gosho and Hakata. On September 1, 1956 Izumi merged with the villages of Kita-Ikeda, Minami-Ikeda, Minami-Matsuo, Yokoyama, and Minami-Yokoyama to form the city of Izumi. [5]

Government

Izumi has a mayor-council form of government with a directly elected mayor and a unicameral city council of 24 members. Izumi contributes two members to the Osaka Prefectural Assembly. In terms of national politics, the city is part of Osaka 18th district of the lower house of the Diet of Japan.

Economy

Izumi has a mixed economy light manufacturing and agriculture. Major industries include cotton products, glass crafts, artificial pearls, processed metal products and various electronic devices. With the opening of the Semboku Rapid Railway in 1995, the city established the "Techno Stage Izumi" industrial park, which has attracted over 100 companies.

Education

Izumi has 20 public elementary schools and nine public middle schools operated by the city government and three public high school operated by the Osaka Prefectural Department of Education. The prefecture also operates one special education school for the handicapped. [6] A private college, Momoyama Gakuin University, is located in Izumi.

Transportation

Railway

JR logo (west).svg JR WestHanwa Line

Semboku-logo.svg Semboku Rapid Railway

Highway

Local attractions

Sister city relations

Notable people from Izumi

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  3. Izumi climate data
  4. Izumi population statistics
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