Awashimaura

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Awashimaura (粟島浦村, Awashimaura-mura) is a village located in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 July 2019, the village had an estimated population of 353, and a population density of 36.1 persons per km2. The total area of the village is 9.78 square kilometres (3.78 sq mi).

Awashimaura

粟島浦村
Awashimaura village hall
Awashimaura village hall
Flag of Awashimaura
Flag
Official seal of Awashimaura
Seal
Location of Awashimaura in Niigata Prefecture
Location of Awashimaura in Niigata Prefecture
Awashimaura is located in Japan
Awashimaura
Awashimaura
 
Coordinates: 38°28′5.9″N 139°15′15.8″E / 38.468306°N 139.254389°E / 38.468306; 139.254389Coordinates: 38°28′5.9″N 139°15′15.8″E / 38.468306°N 139.254389°E / 38.468306; 139.254389
CountryJapan
RegionChūbu (Kōshin'etsu) (Hokuriku)
PrefectureNiigata
DistrictIwafune
Area
 • Total9.78 km2 (3.78 sq mi)
Population
 (July 1, 2019)
 • Total353
 • Density36/km2 (93/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
Symbols 
• TreeMachilus
• FlowerLilium maculatum
Phone number0254-55-2111
Address1513-11 Hinomiyama, Awashimaura-mura, Iwafune-gun, Niigata-ken 959-3265
WebsiteOfficial website
Aerial video of Awashima Island in summer
Uchiura Harbor

GeographyEdit

The village is located on Awashima Island, located in the Sea of Japan off the coast of Murakami, Niigata, to which it is connected by ferry.

ClimateEdit

Awashimaura has a Humid climate (Köppen Cfa) characterized by warm, wet summers and cold winters with heavy snowfall. The average annual temperature in Awashimaura is 12.0 °C. The average annual rainfall is 2059 mm with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 25.1 °C, and lowest in January, at around 0.5 °C.[1]

DemographicsEdit

Per Japanese census data,[2] the population of Awashimaura has declined steadily over the past 40 years.

Census Year Population
1970 680
1980 595
1990 479
2000 449
2010 366

HistoryEdit

The island of Awashima has been inhabited since prehistoric times, and fragments of Jōmon period pottery have been found. The Asuka period general Abe no Hirafu conquered the island from its native Emishi inhabitants and brought it under the control of the Yamato dynasty. During the Edo period, the island passed between Murakami Domain, Shōnai Domain and direct control by the Tokugawa Shogunate several times. During the Boshin War, the Schnell brothers offloaded weapons for Shōnai Domain at Awashima. After the Meiji restoration, the village of Asahimaura was created in 1909 as part of Iwafune District, Niigata Prefecture. The epicentre of the 1964 Niigata earthquake was near Awashima, and many of the buildings in Awashimaura were damaged or destroyed.

EconomyEdit

 
Awashima Island

The main industries of Awashimaura are seasonal tourism and commercial fishing.

EducationEdit

The village has two schools, Awashimaura Village Elementary School and Awashimaura Village Junior High School.[3] There are also programs for study abroad and visiting students.[4]

TransportationEdit

SeaEdit

  • Awashima Kisen Ferry
    • Iwafune (Murakami) - Uchiura (Awashimaura)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Awashimaura climate data
  2. ^ Awashimaura population statistics
  3. ^ "School Introduction". Retrieved 2019-09-24.
  4. ^ "Saltwater Study Abroad". Retrieved 2019-09-24.

External linksEdit