Ishinomaki

city in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan

Ishinomaki (石巻市, Ishinomaki-shi) is a city located in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. As of 2 February 2022, the city has an estimated population of 138,538, and a population density of 250 persons per km2 in 61,919 households.[1] The total area of the city is 554.55 square kilometres (214.11 sq mi).[1]

Ishinomaki
石巻市
Clockwise from top: View of Mount Kinka from Ojika Peninsula, Makiyama Iris Park, Tashirojima, Ojika Whale Park, Sasa-kamaboko, Ishinomaki Saint John the Apostle Orthodox Church, Mount Hiyori
Clockwise from top: View of Mount Kinka from Ojika Peninsula, Makiyama Iris Park, Tashirojima, Ojika Whale Park, Sasa-kamaboko, Ishinomaki Saint John the Apostle Orthodox Church, Mount Hiyori
Flag of Ishinomaki
Official seal of Ishinomaki
Location of Ishinomaki in Miyagi Prefecture
Location of Ishinomaki in Miyagi Prefecture
Ishinomaki is located in Japan
Ishinomaki
Ishinomaki
 
Coordinates: 38°25′3.3″N 141°18′9.8″E / 38.417583°N 141.302722°E / 38.417583; 141.302722Coordinates: 38°25′3.3″N 141°18′9.8″E / 38.417583°N 141.302722°E / 38.417583; 141.302722
CountryJapan
RegionTōhoku
PrefectureMiyagi
Government
 • MayorHiroshi Kameyama
Area
 • Total554.55 km2 (214.11 sq mi)
Population
 (February 2, 2022)
 • Total138,538
 • Density250/km2 (600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreeJapanese Black Pine
- FlowerAzalea
Phone number0225-95-1111
Address14-1 Kokucho, Ishinomaki-shi, Miyagi-ken 986-8501
Websitehttp://www.city.ishinomaki.lg.jp/

Ishinomaki was one the cities most seriously affected by the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.[2][3] Between 1 March and 31 August 2011, many people left Ishinomaki. 6,500 fewer people, or 4%, lived there.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "人口・世帯数(最新版)" (in Japanese). Ishinomaki city official. 2022-02-02. Retrieved 2022-02-22.
  2. Satellite Photos of Japan Before and After the Quake and Tsunami New York Times, 13 March 2011
  3. Kyodo News, "Death toll may surpass 10,000 in Miyagi", Japan Times, 14 March 2011, p. 1.
  4. "図録▽東日本大震災被災市町村の被災後の人口変化 (Population Changes by Locality after the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake Disaster: Illustrated)". Honkawa Data Tribune. Retrieved 2011-10-13.