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Miyako is a city located in Iwate Prefecture, in the Tohoku region of northern Japan. As of September 2015, the city had an estimated population of 55,041 and a population density of 43.7 persons per km2. The total area was 1,259.15sqkm.GeographyMiyako is located in central Iwate Prefecture, bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the east, where the Hei River flows into Miyako Bay. It is connected to Morioka by an east-west train line and highway and the coastal highway also goes through the town. The city has a small port but much of the shipping traffic is taken by larger cities along the coast. Parts of the coastal area of the city are within the borders of the Sanriku Fukkō National Park. The easternmost point of Honshu island is at Cape Todo in Miyako.Neighboring municipalitiesIwate PrefectureMorioka, IwateHanamaki, IwateTōno, IwateIwaizumi, IwateYamada, IwateŌtsuchi, Iwate
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