follow Dictionary.com

Love words? Sign up for our Word of the Day!

Amagasaki

[ah-mah-gah-sah-kee] /ˈɑ mɑ gɑˈsɑ ki/
noun
1.
a city on SW Honshu, in S Japan.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for Amagasaki

Amagasaki

/əˌmɑːɡəˈsɑːkɪ/
noun
1.
an industrial city in Japan, in W Honshu, on Osaka Bay. Pop: 463 256 (2002 est)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Encyclopedia Article for Amagasaki

city and industrial suburb of the Osaka-Kobe (Hanshin) metropolitan area, Hyogo ken (prefecture), Honshu, Japan. In the feudal period it was a castle town. During the 20th century it attracted large, modern factories, formerly geared to wartime production, to produce iron and steel goods, electrical machinery, transport vehicles, and chemicals. The main industrial belt lies along the coast, where costly protective dikes have been constructed. The city has superb railroad facilities and canals and strong economic ties with Osaka. Extensive withdrawal of groundwater for industrial use has led to serious land subsidence, rendering the city vulnerable to high waves during the typhoon season. Preventive measures include landfill and external water-supply systems. Railroad lines and numerous other facilities were damaged by the Hanshin earthquake of 1995. Pop. (2005) 462,647.

Learn more about Amagasaki with a free trial on Britannica.com
Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Amagasaki

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for Amagasaki

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for amagasaki