Fusō, Aichi

Fusō (扶桑町, Fusō-chō) is a town located in Niwa District, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 October 2019, the town had an estimated population of 34,144 in 14,017 households,[1] 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

扶桑町
Fusō Town Hall
Fusō Town Hall
Flag of Fusō
Flag
Coat of arms of Fusō
Coat of arms
Location of Fusō in Aichi Prefecture
Location of Fusō in Aichi Prefecture
Fusō is located in Japan
Fusō
Fusō
 
Coordinates: 35°21′32.7″N 136°54′47.6″E / 35.359083°N 136.913222°E / 35.359083; 136.913222Coordinates: 35°21′32.7″N 136°54′47.6″E / 35.359083°N 136.913222°E / 35.359083; 136.913222
CountryJapan
RegionChūbu region
Tōkai region
PrefectureAichi
DistrictNiwa
Government
 • - MayorMitsuru Edo
Area
 • Total11.19 km2 (4.32 sq mi)
Population
 (October 1, 2019)
 • Total34,144
 • Density3,100/km2 (7,900/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreeLive oak
- FlowerSunflower
Phone number0587-93-1111
AddressTakao Oaza Tendo 330, Fusō-chō, Niwa-gun, Aichi-ken 480-0102
WebsiteOfficial website (in Japanese)

GeographyEdit

Fusō is located in the extreme northeast corner of Aichi Prefecture, bordering on Gifu Prefecture. The Kiso River and the Gojō River flow through the town.

Neighboring municipalitiesEdit

Aichi Prefecture

Gifu Prefecture

DemographicsEdit

Per Japanese census data,[2] the population of Fuso has been relatively steady over the past 70 years.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1940 8,246—    
1950 10,549+27.9%
1960 11,344+7.5%
1970 21,317+87.9%
1980 27,254+27.9%
1990 29,210+7.2%
2000 31,728+8.6%
2010 33,560+5.8%

ClimateEdit

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.[3]

HistoryEdit

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.

EconomyEdit

During the pre-modern period, the area was noted for sericulture and the production of mulberry leaves. Agriculture, notably the growing of daikon radishes, is a mainstay of the local economy.

EducationEdit

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.

TransportationEdit

RailwayEdit

  MeitetsuInuyama Line

HighwayEdit

 
The Kilometre Zero of Fuso

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

  Media related to Fusō, Aichi at Wikimedia Commons