Fujimi, Nagano

Fujimi (富士見町, Fujimi-machi) is a town located in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 April 2019, the town had an estimated population of 14,485 in 5958 households,[1] and a population density of 102 persons per km². The total area of the town is 144.76 square kilometres (55.89 sq mi).[1]

Fujimi
富士見町
Fujimi Town Hall
Fujimi Town Hall
Flag of Fujimi
Official seal of Fujimi
Location of Fujimi in Nagano Prefecture
Location of Fujimi in Nagano Prefecture
Fujimi is located in Japan
Fujimi
Fujimi
 
Coordinates: 35°54′52.5″N 138°14′26.4″E / 35.914583°N 138.240667°E / 35.914583; 138.240667Coordinates: 35°54′52.5″N 138°14′26.4″E / 35.914583°N 138.240667°E / 35.914583; 138.240667
CountryJapan
RegionChūbu (Kōshin'etsu)
PrefectureNagano
DistrictSuwa
Area
 • Total144.76 km2 (55.89 sq mi)
Population
 (April 2019)
 • Total14,485
 • Density100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
Symbols 
• TreeBetula platyphylla
• FlowerLily of the valley
Phone number0266-62-2250
Address107777 Ochiai, Fujimi-machi, Shimoina-gun, Nagano-ken 399-0292
WebsiteOfficial website
Mount Nyukasa and Fujimi landscape

GeographyEdit

Fujimi is located in a very mountainous area within the Suwa region of east-central Nagano, and includes the Akaishi Mountains, including Mount Nyukasa (1955 meters) partly within its borders. The town has an average altitude of 977 meters[1]

Surrounding municipalitiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

Per Japanese census data,[2] the population of Fujimi has remained relatively steady over the past 40 years.

Census Year Population
1940 14757
1950 18189
1960 15982
1970 13796
1980 14080
1990 14835
2000 14080
2010 15346

ClimateEdit

The town has a climate characterized by characterized by hot and humid summers, and relatively mild winters (Köppen climate classification Cfa). The average annual temperature in Fujimi is 9.6 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1411 mm with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 22.3 °C, and lowest in January, at around -2.7 °C.[3]

HistoryEdit

The area of present-day Fujimi was part of ancient Shinano Province. Fujimi Village was established on April 1, 1889 with the establishment of the modern municipalities system. On April 1, 1995 Fujimi merged with the villages of Sakai, Hongo, and Ochiai to form the town of Fujimi.

EducationEdit

Fujimi has three public elementary schools and one public middle school operated by the town government, and one public high school operated by the Nagano Prefectural Board of Education. The town also has one public special education school operated by the prefectural government

TransportationEdit

RailwayEdit

HighwayEdit

International relationsEdit

Local attractionsEdit

  • Idojiri ruins, a Jōmon-period archaeological site and National Historic Site with on-site museum.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Fuji Town official statistics(in Japanese)
  2. ^ Fujimi population statistics
  3. ^ Fujimi climate data
  4. ^ "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Archived from the original on 2 January 2017. Retrieved 21 November 2015.

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