Izumisano

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Izumisano
泉佐野市
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Izumisano
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°24′N135°20′E / 34.400°N 135.333°E / 34.400; 135.333 Coordinates: 34°24′N135°20′E / 34.400°N 135.333°E / 34.400; 135.333
CountryJapan
Region Kansai
Prefecture Osaka
Government
  Mayor Hiroyasu Chiyomatsu
Area
  Total56.51 km2 (21.82 sq mi)
Population
 (December 31, 2021)
  Total98,840
  Density1,700/km2 (4,500/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+09:00 (JST)
City hall address1-295-3, Ichiba Higashi, Izumisano-shi, Ōsaka-fu 598-8550
Website Official website
Symbols
FlowerSasayuri (Lilium japonicum)
Tree Ginkgo
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Izumisano City Hall

Izumisano (泉佐野市, Izumisano-shi) is a city located in Osaka Prefecture, Japan. As of 30 November 2021, the city had an estimated population of 98,840 in 47658 households and a population density of 1700 persons per km². [1] The total area of the city is 56.51 square kilometres (21.82 sq mi).

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Geography

Izumisano is located approximately halfway between Osaka City and Wakayama City, bordered byOsaka Bay to the northwest and the Izumi Mountains and Kongō-Ikoma-Kisen Quasi-National Park to the south. The northern third of Kansai International Airport is located within the city limits on an artificial island offshore, and the area within Izumisano includes the connecting bridge to the mainland. [2]

Neighboring municipalities

Osaka Prefecture

Wakayama Prefecture

Climate

Izumisano has a Humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cfa) characterized by warm summers and cool winters with light to no snowfall. The average annual temperature in Izumisano is 15.1 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1488 mm with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 25.6 °C, and lowest in January, at around 4.4 °C. [3]

Demographics

Per Japanese census data, [4] the population of Izumisano has increased steadily from the year 1920 to the year 1980, and has leveled off since..

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1920 26,526    
1930 33,267+25.4%
1940 40,152+20.7%
1950 47,039+17.2%
1960 56,827+20.8%
1970 77,000+35.5%
1980 90,684+17.8%
1990 88,866−2.0%
2000 96,064+8.1%
2010 100,830+5.0%

History

The area of the modern city of Izumisano was within ancient Izumi Province. The area also had many Kofun period burial mounds from the 5th to 7th century AD. From the Kamakura to the Muromachi period a large portion of the area was controlled by Hine Shōen, a large landed estate owned by the Kujō family of Court nobility. In the Edo Period, much of the city area was controlled by Kishiwada Domain with smaller portions controlled directly by the Tokugawa shogunate.

After the Meiji restoration, the village of Sano established within Hine District with the creation of the modern municipalities system on April 1, 1889. On April 1, 1896 the area became part of Sennan District, Osaka. Sano was elevated to town status on October 1, 1911. Sano annexed the village of Kitanakado on April 1, 1937. On April 1, 1948 Sano was promoted to city status. To avoid confusion with Sano, Tochigi, the city name was chosen to be Izumisano.On April 1, 1954, the city expanded to its present area by annexing the neighboring villages of Minaminakadori, Nagataki, Kaminogo, Hineno and Otsuchi. Kansai International Airport was opened on April 4, 1994, with Rinku Town commercial development opening in 1995. Izumisano entered into discussions to merge with Sennan, Misaki, Hannan and Tajiri to form the city of "Sennanshu" (南泉州市) from 2001 to 2004; however, per a public referendum, only Misaki was in favor of the merger and the plans were abandoned.

Government

Izumisano has a mayor-council form of government with a directly elected mayor and a unicameral city council of 18 members. Izumisano collectively with the cities of Kaizuka, Sennan, and the smaller municipalities of Sen'nan DIstrict contributes two members to the Osaka Prefectural Assembly. In terms of national politics, the city is part of Osaka 19th district of the lower house of the Diet of Japan.

Economy

The main industries of Izumisano remain food-related: agriculture, commercial fishing and food processing. The main crops are onions, eggplants, cabbage, and broccoli. Textile production is also important, with the city accounting for 47% of domestic towel production. Due to the proximity of Kansai International Airport, airport-support and aviation-related industries have increase. Peach Aviation has its head office in Izumisano. [5] [6] The city is also home to the 256-m (840-ft) Rinku Gate Tower Building, the third tallest building in Japan.

Education

Izumisano has 13 public elementary schools and five public middle schools operated by the city government and three public high schools operated by the Osaka Prefectural Department of Education. The Rinku campus of the Osaka Prefecture University is also located at Izumisano.

Transportation

Airport

Railway

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JR logo (west).svg JR WestKansai Airport Line

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Nankai group logo.svg Nankai Electric Railway - Nankai mainline symbol.svg Nankai Airport Line

Highway

Sister and Friendship Cities

Local attractions

Notable people from Izumisano

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References

  1. "Izumisano city official statistics" (in Japanese). Japan.
  2. Home Archived 2011-08-08 at the Wayback Machine . Hotel Nikko Kansai Airport. Retrieved on July 23, 2011. "Hotel Nikko Kansai Airport 1, Senshu-kuko Kita, Izumisano-shi, Osaka, 549-0001, Japan "
  3. Izumisano climate data
  4. Izumisano population statistics
  5. "Privacy Policy." Peach Aviation. Retrieved on July 23, 2011. "Peach Aviation Limited Kensetsu-to 5th floor, 1-Senshukuko-kita, Izumisano-shi, Osaka, Japan 549-8585" - Japanese Archived 2011-06-21 at archive.today : "〒549-8585 大阪府泉佐野市泉州空港北一番地 建設棟5階 Peach Aviation株式会社"
  6. "About Us." Peach. Retrieved on November 1, 2011. "Izumisano-shi, Osaka, Japan 549-8585" Address in Japanese Archived 2011-06-18 at archive.today : "大阪府泉佐野市"
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