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View of Katsuo Temple in Minoh
Location of Minoh in Osaka Prefecture
|First official recorded||272 AD|
|City Settled||1 December 1956|
|• Mayor||Kazuhiko Ueshima (from November 2020)|
|• Total||47.84 km2 (18.47 sq mi)|
(1 October 2016)
|• Density||2,800/km2 (7,300/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+09:00 (JST)|
|City hall address||4-6-1 Nishishōji, Minoo-shi, Ōsaka-fu|
Minoh (箕面市, Minō-shi) is a city in northwestern Osaka Prefecture, Japan. Its name is commonly romanized as "Minō" or "Minoo"; however, the city government officially uses the spelling Minoh in English. As of October 2016, the city has an estimated population of 134,435 and a population density of 2,800 persons per km². Its total area is 47.84 km2 (18.47 sq mi).
The city was incorporated on 1 December 1956.
Minoh is best known for Meiji no Mori Minō Quasi-National Park, one of Japan's oldest national parks, which is home to a large population of wild monkeys and has a picturesque waterfall.
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- Hankyu Railway
- Kita-Osaka Kyuko Railway (opening in 2023)
- National highways
Twin towns – sister cities
- "Establishment of Town as a City (町を市とする処分)". Minoh City Ordinances (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 17 October 2013. Retrieved 29 August 2012.
- "History of Mister Donut". Mister Donut website (in Japanese). Retrieved 6 August 2011.
- "（報道資料）北大阪急行線延伸事業の開業目標の見直しについて" [Revised planned opening date for the extension of the Kita-Osaka Kyuko Railway]. Minoh City (in Japanese). Retrieved 16 May 2020.
- "国際化・交流". city.minoh.lg.jp (in Japanese). Minoh. Retrieved 10 July 2020.
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