Katano

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Katano
交野市
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Rice fields in Katano City
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Location of Katano in Osaka Prefecture
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Katano
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°47′N135°41′E / 34.783°N 135.683°E / 34.783; 135.683 Coordinates: 34°47′N135°41′E / 34.783°N 135.683°E / 34.783; 135.683
CountryJapan
Region Kansai
Prefecture Osaka
Government
  MayorMinoru Kuroda
Area
  Total25.55 km2 (9.86 sq mi)
Population
 (January 31, 2022)
  Total77,401
  Density3,000/km2 (7,800/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+09:00 (JST)
City hall address1-1-1 Kisabe, Katano-shi, Ōsaka-fu 576-0052
Website Official website
Symbols
Bird Common pheasant
Flower Azalea
Tree Sakura
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Katano City Hall

Katano (交野市, Katano-shi) is a city located in Osaka Prefecture, Japan. As of 31 December 2021, the city had an estimated population of 77,401 in 33417 households and a population density of 3000 persons per km2. [1] The total area of the city is 25.55 square kilometres (9.86 sq mi).

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Geography

Katano is located in the northeast of Osaka prefecture. Forests occupy half of the city's area, and the Amano River runs north–south in the center.

Neighboring municipalities

Osaka Prefecture

Nara Prefecture

Climate

Katano has a Humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cfa) characterized by warm summers and cool winters with light to no snowfall. The average annual temperature in Katano is 13.9 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1456 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 3.9 °C. [2]

Demographics

Per Japanese census data, [3] the population of Katano has risen steadily over the past century.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1920 6,507    
1930 7,396+13.7%
1940 8,686+17.4%
1950 11,118+28.0%
1960 11,825+6.4%
1970 33,701+185.0%
1980 61,425+82.3%
1990 65,308+6.3%
2000 76,919+17.8%
2010 77,710+1.0%

History

The area of the modern city of Katano was within ancient Kawachi Province During the Heian period, the hills from Katano to part of Hirakata were called "Katano ga Hara" and were a hunting ground for the imperial family and were famous for cherry blossoms. The villages of Katano and Iwafune were established within Katano District with the creation of the modern municipalities system on April 1, 1889. On April 1, 1896, the area became part of Kitakawachi District, Osaka. The villages merged July 1, 1939 to form the town of Katano. Katano absorbed the neighboring village of Hoshida on April 1, 1955, and was elevated to city status on November 3, 1971.

Government

Katano has a mayor-council form of government with a directly elected mayor and a unicameral city council of 15 members. Katano contributes one member to the Osaka Prefectural Assembly. In terms of national politics, the city is part of Osaka 11th district of the lower house of the Diet of Japan.

Economy

Katano is a regional commercial center, and its economy is centered on agriculture.

Education

Katano has ten public elementary schools and four public middle schools operated by the city government and one public high school operated by the Osaka Prefectural Department of Education. There is also one private middle school and one private high school. The prefecture also operates one special education school for the handicapped.

Transportation

Railway

JR logo (west).svg JR WestKatamachi Line (Gakkentoshi Line)

Keihan railway logo.svg Keihan Electric Railway - Katano Line

Highway

Sister city relations

Local attractions

Notable people from Katano

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References

  1. "Katano city official statistics" (in Japanese). Japan.
  2. Katano climate data
  3. Katano population statistics