Misaki, Osaka

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Misaki
岬町
Town
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Misaki, Osaka
Location of Misaki in Osaka Prefecture
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Misaki
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°19′N135°9′E / 34.317°N 135.150°E / 34.317; 135.150 Coordinates: 34°19′N135°9′E / 34.317°N 135.150°E / 34.317; 135.150
CountryJapan
Region Kansai
Kinki
Prefecture Osaka
District Sen'nan
Area
  Total49.18 km2 (18.99 sq mi)
Population
 (January 1, 2022)
  Total15,035
  Density310/km2 (790/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+09:00 (JST)
City hall addressFuke, Misaki-cho, Sennan-gun, Osaka-fu 599-0392 [1]
Website Official website
Symbols
Flower Rhododendron
Tree Pine

Misaki (岬町, Misaki-chō) is a town located in Sen'nan District, Osaka Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 January 2022, the town had an estimated population of 15,035 in 7435 households and a population density of 310 persons per km2. [1] The total area of the town is 49.18 square kilometres (18.99 sq mi).

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Geography

Misaki is located at the southwestern tip of Osaka Prefecture, with the Izumi Mountains and Wakayama Prefecture to the south, and Osaka Bay to the north.

Neighboring municipalities

Osaka Prefecture

Wakayama Prefecture

Climate

Misaki has a Humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cfa) characterized by warm summers and cool winters with light to no snowfall. The average annual temperature in Misaki is 15.9 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1713 mm with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 25.7 °C, and lowest in January, at around 5.7 °C. [2]

Demographics

Per Japanese census data, [3] the population of Misaki has been decreasing over the past 40 years.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1920 9,497    
1930 10,368+9.2%
1940 12,671+22.2%
1950 18,463+45.7%
1960 19,133+3.6%
1970 20,684+8.1%
1980 22,864+10.5%
1990 21,560−5.7%
2000 19,789−8.2%
2010 17,509−11.5%

History

The area of the modern town of Misaki was within ancient Izumi Province and has many Kofun period burial mounds. During the Edo Period, the area was an exclave of Tsuchiura Domain of Hitachi Province. The villages of Tannowa, Kyōshi, Fuke and Tanagawa were 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. The Nankai Railway connected Fuke to Nanba in Osaka from March 21, 1903. Fuke was elevated to town status on February 11, 1943, followed by Tanagawa on March 10, 1943. On April 1, 1955, Fuke, Tanagawa, Tannowa and Kyōshi were merged to form the town of Misaki. Misaki entered into discussions to merge with either Sennan and Hannan, or with Sennan, Hannan, Izumisano 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 plans for a merger were abandoned.

Government

Misaki has a mayor-council form of government with a directly elected mayor and a unicameral city council of 12 members. Misaki collectively with the cities of Kaizuka, Sennan, and Hannan contributes two members to the Osaka Prefectural Assembly. In terms of national politics, the town is part of Osaka 19th district of the lower house of the Diet of Japan.

Economy

The economy of Misaki is centered on commercial fishing, agriculture and forestry. The town is famous for its production of clay roof tiles.

Education

Misaki has three public elementary schools and one public middle school operated by the town government, and one public high school operated by the Osaka Prefectural Board of Education.

Transportation

Railway

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

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

Highway

Local attractions

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References

  1. 1 2 "Misaki Town official statistics" (in Japanese). Japan.
  2. Misaki climate data
  3. Misaki population statistics