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Funahashi (舟橋村, Funahashi-mura) is a village located in Nakaniikawa District, Toyama Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 June 2018, the village had an estimated population of 3,064 in 1044 households[1] and a population density of 857 persons per km². The total area of the town was 3.47 square kilometres (1.34 sq mi), making it the smallest municipality in Japan in terms of area .[2]

Funahashi

舟橋村
Funahashi Village Office
Funahashi Village Office
Flag of Funahashi
Flag
Official seal of Funahashi
Seal
Location of Funahashi in Toyama Prefecture
Location of Funahashi in Toyama Prefecture
Funahashi is located in Japan
Funahashi
Funahashi
 
Coordinates: 36°42′12.7″N 137°18′26.5″E / 36.703528°N 137.307361°E / 36.703528; 137.307361Coordinates: 36°42′12.7″N 137°18′26.5″E / 36.703528°N 137.307361°E / 36.703528; 137.307361
CountryJapan
RegionChūbu (Hokuriku)
PrefectureToyama
DistrictNakaniikawa
Area
 • Total3.47 km2 (1.34 sq mi)
Population
(June 2018)
 • Total3,064
 • Density880/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
Symbols 
• FlowerSatsuki azalea
Phone number076-464-1121
Address55 Busshōji, Funahashi-mura, Nakaniikawa-gun, Toyama-ken 930-0295
WebsiteOfficial website

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GeographyEdit

Funahashi is located in central Toyama Prefecture.

Surrounding municipalitiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

Per Japanese census data,[3] the population of Funahashi has more than doubled over the past 40 years.

Census Year Population
1970 1,357
1980 1,360
1990 1,371
2000 2,153
2010 2,967

ClimateEdit

The town has a Humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cfa) characterized by hot summers and cold winters with heavy snowfall. The average annual temperature in Funahashi is 13.9 °C. The average annual rainfall is 2306 mm with September as the wettest month.The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 26.4 °C, and lowest in January, at around 2.6 °C.[4]

HistoryEdit

The area of present-day Funahashi was part of ancient Etchū Province. The modern village of Funahashi was created with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889.

EconomyEdit

Agriculture (rice, edamame, acorn squash) was traditionally the mainstay of the local economy; however, the village has increasingly become a bedroom community for nearby Toyama.

EducationEdit

Funahashi has one public elementary school and one public middle school operated by the village government. The village does not have a high school.

TransportationEdit

RailwayEdit

HighwayEdit

  • The village is not on any national highway or expressway

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Funahashi village official statistics(in Japanese)
  2. ^ 北陸地方で面積の大きい市町村上位10位及び面積の小さい市町村上位10位. Geospatial Information Authority of Japan (in Japanese). GSI. February 1, 2007. Retrieved September 3, 2011.
  3. ^ Funahashi population statistics
  4. ^ Funahashi climate data

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