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Sendai
仙台市
Designated city
Clockwise from top left: Sendai Tanabata Festival, Sendai Pageant of Starlight, Jozenji-dori in summer, night skyline as seen from Aoba Castle, equestrian statue of Date Masamune, and Sendai gyūtan
Clockwise from top left: Sendai Tanabata Festival, Sendai Pageant of Starlight, Jozenji-dori in summer, night skyline as seen from Aoba Castle, equestrian statue of Date Masamune, and Sendai gyūtan
Flag of Sendai
Flag
Official seal of Sendai
Seal
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Location of Sendai in Miyagi Prefecture
Location of Sendai in Miyagi Prefecture
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Miyagi
Area
 • Designated city 786.30 km2 (303.59 sq mi)
Population (June 1, 2019)
 • Designated city 1,089,372
 • Density 1,385.441/km2 (3,588.275/sq mi)
 • Metro(2015) 1,612,499 (8th)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+09:00)
Symbols  
• Tree Japanese zelkova
• Flower Japanese clover
Phone number 022-261-1111
Address 3-7-1 Kokubun-cho, Aoba-ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi-ken 980-8671
Website http://www.city.sendai.jp/
Sendai
Japanese name
Kanji 仙台
Hiragana せんだい
Downtown Buildings Sendai 01
View of Sendai

Sendai (仙台市) is the capital city of Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. It is the largest city in the Tōhoku Region. Sendai is also called the City of Trees (杜の都 Mori no Miyako). About 1,045,986 people live in the city as of 2010.

Date Masamune built the castle at Sendai in 1601. The modern-day city of Sendai developed around it.

On March 11, 2011, an earthquake and a tsunami badly damaged the city and its surroundings.

Sendai Airport (仙台空港 Sendai Kūkō) (IATA: SDJICAO: RJSS) is in nearby Natori, Miyagi, 13.6 km (8.5 mi) south southeast of Sendai Station. The airport was badly damaged by the tsunami, but re-opened for limited service the next month. The US State Department said the airport was safe to visit.

There are several ski resorts and golf clubs in Sendai. The football club Vegalta Sendai has its stadium in the city. Sendai has one university: Tohoku University.

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