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Ikeda (池田町, Ikeda-chō) is a town located in Ibi District, Gifu Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 December 2018, the town had an estimated population of 24,034 in 8291 households[1] and a population density of 620 persons per km2. The total area of the town was 38.80 square kilometres (14.98 sq mi).

Ikeda

池田町
Ikeda Town Hall
Ikeda Town Hall
Flag of Ikeda
Flag
Official seal of Ikeda
Seal
Location of Ikeda in Gifu Prefecture
Location of Ikeda in Gifu Prefecture
Ikeda is located in Japan
Ikeda
Ikeda
 
Coordinates: 35°26′32.1″N 136°34′22.7″E / 35.442250°N 136.572972°E / 35.442250; 136.572972Coordinates: 35°26′32.1″N 136°34′22.7″E / 35.442250°N 136.572972°E / 35.442250; 136.572972
CountryJapan
RegionChūbu
PrefectureGifu
DistrictIbi
Government
 • MayorKazuo Okazaki
Area
 • Total38.80 km2 (14.98 sq mi)
Population
 (December 1, 2018)
 • Total24,034
 • Density620/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
City symbols 
- TreeCamellia sinensis
- Floweryamazakura
Phone number0585-45-3111
AddressRokunoi 1468-1, Ikeda-chō, Ibi-gun, Gifu-ken 503-2492
WebsiteOfficial website (in Japanese)
Ikeda, Gifu from Mount Ikeda

GeographyEdit

Ikeda is located in southwestern Gifu Prefecture. The Ibi River flows through the town, which is hilly to mountainous in the west, including Mount Ikeda on the border with the neighbouring town of Ibigawa. Parts of the town are within the borders of the Ibi-Sekigahara-Yōrō Quasi-National Park. The town has a climate characterized by characterized by hot and humid summers, and mild winters (Köppen climate classification Cfa). The average annual temperature in Ikeda is 15.0 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1991 mm with September as the wettest month.The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 27.5 °C, and lowest in January, at around 3.6 °C.[2]

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DemographicsEdit

Per Japanese census data,[3] the population of Ikeda has increased steadily over the past 40 years.

Census Year Population
1970 16,235
1980 20,672
1990 21,987
2000 23,820
2010 24,347

HistoryEdit

The area around Ibigawa was part of traditional Mino Province. During the Edo period, it part of Ikeda District, and was divided between territory controlled by Ōgaki Domain and tenryō holdings directly controlled by the Tokugawa shogunate. During the post-Meiji restoration cadastral reforms, the area was organised into Ibi District, Gifu Prefecture. The village of Ikeda was formed on July 1, 1897 with the merger of the villages of Ikeno, Ueda, Shimohigashino, Sunabata, Rokunoi and Sugino. Ikega merged with neighbouring Rokugō and Hongō in 1950, and was raised to town status on May 1, 1954.Ikeda annexed neighbouring Yahata and Miaji on April 1, 1955.

EducationEdit

Ikeda has five public elementary schools and one public middle school operated by the town government. The town has one public high school operated by the Gifu Prefectural Board of Education.

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