Funahashi (舟橋村 Funahashi-mura) is a village located in Nakaniikawa District, Toyama Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 June 2018[update], the village had an estimated population of 3,064 in 1044 households 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 .
Funahashi Village Office
Location of Funahashi in Toyama Prefecture
|• Total||3.47 km2 (1.34 sq mi)|
|• Density||880/km2 (2,300/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
|• Flower||Satsuki azalea|
|Address||55 Busshōji, Funahashi-mura, Nakaniikawa-gun, Toyama-ken 930-0295|
Funahashi is located in central Toyama Prefecture.
Per Japanese census data, the population of Funahashi has more than doubled over the past 40 years.
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.
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.
Funahashi has one public elementary school and one public middle school operated by the village government. The village does not have a high school.
- The village is not on any national highway or expressway