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Tagajō City

Miyagi Prefecture
Tagajō City
Tagajō City
Location in Japan

Coordinates: 38°17′39″N 141°0′16″E / 38.29417°N 141.00444°E / 38.29417; 141.00444Coordinates: 38°17′39″N 141°0′16″E / 38.29417°N 141.00444°E / 38.29417; 141.00444

Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Miyagi Prefecture
 • Mayor Kikuchi Kenjirou
 • Total 19.64 km2 (7.58 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 63,256
 • Density 3.220/km2 (8.34/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Camellia sasanqua
- Flower Iris sanguinea
Address Tagajō-shi,
Chūō Ni-chōme 1-1
Phone number 022-368-1141
Website City of Tagajō

Tagajō (多賀城市 Tagajō-shi?) is a city located in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan.

The city was named after Taga Castle, the capital of Mutsu Province.

As of 2010, the city has an estimated population of 63,256 and a population density of 3,220 persons per km². The total area is 19.64 square kilometres (7.58 sq mi).

The present day city was founded on November 1, 1971. The tsunami in 869 caused extensive flooding of the Sendai plain, destroying the town of Tagajō. Archaeological investigations have identified the remains of 8th and 9th century buildings beneath the present town, covered by sediments dated to the middle of the 10th century.[1]

The town was again seriously affected by the tsunami caused by the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake.[2] As of 7 April 2011, 177 people were known dead, with 15 missing. 1,811 people were living in shelters.[3]


Sony operates the Sendai Technology Center in Tagajō.[4]


Train stations

Major roads

International relations

Twin towns — Sister cities

Tagajō is twinned with:


External links


  • Tagajō City official website (Japanese)

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