Katagami, Akita

"Katagami" redirects here. For the traditional Japanese art, see Ise-katagami.

Katagami City Hall



Location of Katagami in Akita Prefecture


Coordinates: 39°52′59.6″N 139°59′18.9″E / 39.883222°N 139.988583°E / 39.883222; 139.988583Coordinates: 39°52′59.6″N 139°59′18.9″E / 39.883222°N 139.988583°E / 39.883222; 139.988583
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Akita Prefecture
  Total 97.76 km2 (37.75 sq mi)
Population (August 2013)
  Total 33,625
  Density 343/km2 (890/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Japanese black pine
- Flower Rose
- Bird Heron
Phone number 018-878-2211
Address 47-100 Kami-egawa, Tennō, Katagami-shi, Akita-ken 010-0201
Website www.city.katagami.akita.jp

Katagami (潟上市 Katagami-shi) is a city located in Akita Prefecture, Japan.

As of August 2013, the city has an estimated population of 33,625 and a population density of 343 persons per km2. The total area is 97.96 km2.


Katagami is located in the coastal plains of northwestern Akita Prefecture, with the Sea of Japan on the southwest and the remnant of Lake Hachirōgata to the northwest.

Neighboring municipalities


Katagami has a Humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa) with large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. Precipitation is significant throughout the year, but is heaviest from August to October.


The area of present-day Katagami was part of ancient Dewa Province. During the Edo period, the area came under the control of the Satake clan, who ruled the northern third of the province from Kubota Domain. After the start of the Meiji period, the area became part of Minamiakita District, Akita Prefecture in 1878.

The modern city of Katagami was established on March 22, 2005, from the merger of the towns of Iitagawa, Shōwa and Tennō (all from Minamiakita District).


The economy of Katagami is based on agriculture and commercial fishing.




Noted people from Katagami

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