Matsubara, Osaka

Matsubara, Osaka
—  City  —

Location of Matsubara in Osaka
Matsubara is located in Japan
Coordinates: 34°35′N 135°33′E / 34.583°N 135.55°E / 34.583; 135.55Coordinates: 34°35′N 135°33′E / 34.583°N 135.55°E / 34.583; 135.55
Country Japan
Region Kansai
Prefecture Osaka
 - Mayor Takanori Nakano
 - Total 16.66 km2 (6.4 sq mi)
Population (January 1, 2010 estimate)
 - Total 124,474
 - Density 7,470/km2 (19,347.2/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City symbols
- Tree Pine (Matsu)
- Flower Rose (Bara)
Phone number 072-334-1550
Address 1-1-1 Ao, Matsubara-shi, Ōsaka-fu
Website Matsubara City

Matsubara (松原市 Matsubara-shi?) is a city located in Osaka, Japan. The city was founded on February 1, 1955.

Hannan University is located in Matsubara. Hannan University is a mid-sized liberal arts university with a focus on business and technology.




The Yamato, Nishi-Yoke, and Higashi-Yoke rivers flow through Matsubara.

Adjacent municipalities


In the 5th century AD, Emperor Hanzei is believed to have had his palace, Tajihi Shibagaki-no-Miya (丹比柴籬宮) in the area. The area that now comprises Matsubara was located in the historical Kawachi Province, which is still considered the (non-municipal) subregion to which it belongs. During the Edo Period, Matsubara was the administrative center of the Tannan Domain (丹南藩, -han), whose Tannan Encampment was located in present-day Tannan, Matsubara City.

  • 1889 (Meiji 22), April 1: The villages of Matsubara, Amami, Nunose, Miyake, and Ega are designated as part of Tanboku District.
  • 1896 (Meiji 29), April 1: Naka-Kawachi District is created, consolidated from the former districts of Tanboku, Takayasu, Ōgata, Kawachi, Wakae, and Shibukawa. The above villages thus become part of Naka-Kawachi District.
  • 1942 (Shōwa 17), July 1: The village of Matsubara is promoted to Town status, becoming Matsubara-chō, Naka-Kawachi District.
  • 1947 (Shōwa 22), January 1: The village of Amami is promoted to Town status, becoming Amami-chō, Naka-Kawachi District.
  • 1955 (Shōwa 30), February 1: The towns of Matsubara and Amami, along with the villages of Nunose, Miyake, and Ega, are consolidated into Matsubara City, Osaka Prefecture's 21st city.
  • 1957 (Shōwa 32)
    • April 1: Matsubara incorporates the Tannan area of Mihara-chō, Minami-Kawachi District (now Mihara-ku, Sakai).
    • October 15: Matsubara incorporates the Kawai area of Kita-Yashimo Village, Minami-Kawachi District
  • 1964 (Shōwa 39): The Kita-Wakabayashi area is made part of Yao City.

Friendship municipalities

In Japan

Tsukigase-mura, Yamabe District, Nara (now part of Nara City)
Friendship agreement since September 7, 1985

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