Minoh

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Minoh

箕面市
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View of Katsuo Temple in Minoh
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Location of Minoh in Osaka Prefecture
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Minoh
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°50′N135°28′E / 34.833°N 135.467°E / 34.833; 135.467 Coordinates: 34°50′N135°28′E / 34.833°N 135.467°E / 34.833; 135.467
CountryJapan
Region Kansai
Prefecture Osaka Prefecture
First official recorded272 AD
City Settled1 December 1956
Government
  Mayor Kazuhiko Ueshima (from November 2020)
Area
  Total47.84 km2 (18.47 sq mi)
Population
 (1 October 2016)
  Total134,435
  Density2,800/km2 (7,300/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+09:00 (JST)
City hall address4-6-1 Nishishōji, Minoo-shi, Ōsaka-fu
562-0003
Website www.city.minoh.lg.jp
Symbols
FlowerSasayuri (Lilium japonicum)
Tree Japanese Maple

Minoh (箕面市, Minō-shi) is a city in northwestern Osaka Prefecture, Japan. Its name is commonly romanized as "Minō" or "Minoo"; however, the city government officially uses the spelling Minoh in English.[ citation needed ] As of October 2016, the city has an estimated population of 134,435 and a population density of 2,800 persons per km². Its total area is 47.84 km2 (18.47 sq mi).

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History

The city was incorporated on 1 December 1956. [1]

Mister Donut opened its first Japanese shop in Minoh in 1971. [2]

Geography

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Minō waterfall

Minoh lies about 15 kilometers (9.3 mi) north of the center of the city of Osaka. It is accessed by the Hankyu Railway in about 30 minutes from Umeda Station.

Minoh is best known for Meiji no Mori Minō Quasi-National Park, one of Japan's oldest national parks, which is home to a large population of wild monkeys and has a picturesque waterfall.[ citation needed ]

The 1200-year-old Buddhist temple Katsuō-ji, famous for its huge collection of Daruma dolls is located in Minoh.[ citation needed ]

Neighboring municipalities

Notable people

Transportation

Railways

Highway

Twin towns – sister cities

Minoh is twinned with: [4]

See also

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References

  1. "Establishment of Town as a City (町を市とする処分)". Minoh City Ordinances (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 17 October 2013. Retrieved 29 August 2012.
  2. "History of Mister Donut". Mister Donut website (in Japanese). Retrieved 6 August 2011.
  3. "(報道資料)北大阪急行線延伸事業の開業目標の見直しについて" [Revised planned opening date for the extension of the Kita-Osaka Kyuko Railway]. Minoh City (in Japanese). Retrieved 16 May 2020.
  4. "国際化・交流". city.minoh.lg.jp (in Japanese). Minoh. Retrieved 10 July 2020.