Mino (Gifu)

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美濃 市
Geographical location in Japan
Mino (Gifu) (Japan)
Red pog.svg
Region : Chūbu
Prefecture : Gifu
Coordinates : 35 ° 33 '  N , 136 ° 54'  E Coordinates: 35 ° 32 '41 "  N , 136 ° 54' 27"  E
Basic data
Surface: 117.05 km²
Residents : 19,610
(June 1, 2019)
Population density : 168 inhabitants per km²
Community key : 21207-5
Flag / coat of arms:
Flag / coat of arms of Mino
Tree : maple
Flower : Ume
town hall
Address : Mino City Hall
in 1350
Mino -shi
Gifu  501-3792
Website URL: http://www.city.mino.gifu.jp
Location Minos in Gifu Prefecture
Location Minos in the prefecture

Mino ( Japanese 美濃 市 , -shi ) is a city in the Japanese prefecture of Gifu .


The city of Mino was founded on April 1, 1954 and was previously called Mujiri-gun Kurichi-cho, or Kōzuchi.

Chiune Sugihara ( Japanese 杉原 千畝 ) is said to have been born on January 1, 1900 in Kōzuchi (today: Mino). He was a Japanese diplomat who, as the consul of the Japanese Empire in Lithuania, saved thousands of Jews during World War II . He became known as the "Japanese Schindler ".

The Japanese city of Yaotsu , on the other hand, claims that it is the birthplace of Chiune Sugihara and is applying for registration as a World Heritage Document with UNESCO for his performance, but the application raised doubts about Chiune's birthplace, which suggests that two handwritten notes may have been falsified from Chiune handle.


Mino is north of Nagoya and Gifu .

The Nagara River flows through the city from north to south.


Kouzuchi port lighthouse

The Kouzuchi Port lighthouse ( 上 有 知 湊 , Kouzuchi minato ) is located on the Nagara River .


Mino is on the Tokai-Hokuriku Highway and on National Road 156 to Takaoka . The place is on the railway line of the Etsumi-nan line , the Minomachi line to Gifu was shut down in 2005.

Neighboring cities and communities

Mino borders on Gujō and Seki (Gifu) .

Web links

Commons : Mino  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Heinz Eberhard Maul, Japan und die Juden - Study on the Jewish policy of the Japanese Empire during the time of National Socialism 1933-1945 , dissertation Bonn 2000, p. 157. Digitized . Retrieved June 29, 2017.
  2. 世界 記憶 遺産 に 申請 、 杉原 千畝 「命 の ビ ザ」 手記 に 改 竄 疑惑 四 男 が 語 る . In: Weekly Shincho , November 2, 2016. Retrieved June 29, 2017.