Fusō (扶桑町, Fusō-chō) is a town located in Niwa District, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 October 2019[update], the town had an estimated population of 34,144 in 14,017 households, and a population density of 3,051 persons per km². The total area of the town was 11.19 square kilometres (4.32 sq mi).
Fusō Town Hall
Location of Fusō in Aichi Prefecture
|• - Mayor||Mitsuru Edo|
|• Total||11.19 km2 (4.32 sq mi)|
(October 1, 2019)
|• Density||3,100/km2 (7,900/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
|- Tree||Live oak|
|Address||Takao Oaza Tendo 330, Fusō-chō, Niwa-gun, Aichi-ken 480-0102|
|Website||Official website (in Japanese)|
Per Japanese census data, the population of Fuso has been relatively steady over the past 70 years.
The town has a climate characterized by hot and humid summers, and relatively mild winters (Köppen climate classification Cfa). The average annual temperature in Agui is 15.5 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1872 mm with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 28.1 °C, and lowest in January, at around 4.0 °C.
The area of Fuso was mostly part of Owari Domain under the Edo period Tokugawa shogunate. After the Meiji restoration, the villages of Yamana and Toyokuni were established within Niwa District, Aichi in 1872 with the establishment of the modern municipalities system. Fusō Village was established on October 1, 1906 through the merger of Yamana and Toyokuni with a portion of neighboring Takao and Kashiwamori. Fusō was raised to town status on August 1, 1952.
Fusō has four public elementary schools and two public junior high schools operated by the town government, and one public high school operated by the Aichi Prefectural Board of Education. There is also one private high school.
Media related to Fusō, Aichi at Wikimedia Commons
- Fusō official website (in Japanese)