Imizu

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Imizu (射水市, Imizu-shi) is a city located in Toyama Prefecture, Japan. As of 28 February 2018, the city had an estimated population of 93,447 in 37,734 households[1] and a population density of 850 persons per km². Its total area was 109.43 square kilometres (42.25 sq mi).

Imizu

射水市
Imizu City Hall
Imizu City Hall
Flag of Imizu
Flag
Official logo of Imizu
Emblem
Location of Imizu in Toyama Prefecture
Location of Imizu in Toyama Prefecture
Imizu is located in Japan
Imizu
Imizu
 
Coordinates: 36°43′50″N 137°4′32″E / 36.73056°N 137.07556°E / 36.73056; 137.07556Coordinates: 36°43′50″N 137°4′32″E / 36.73056°N 137.07556°E / 36.73056; 137.07556
CountryJapan
RegionChūbu (Hokuriku)
PrefectureToyama
Area
 • Total109.43 km2 (42.25 sq mi)
Population
 (February 2018)
 • Total93,447
 • Density850/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
Symbols 
• TreeJapanese Ash
• FlowerHydrangea
• FishSnow Crab
Phone number0766-51-6600
Address1511, Hibari, Imizu-shi, Toyama-ken 939-0393
Websitewww.city.imizu.toyama.jp
Tonami-yotaka festival held in June

GeographyEdit

Imizu is located in the Tonami plains of western Toyama Prefecture, with a coastline on the Sea of Japan to the north. Much of the area is a dispersed settlement typical of this region of Japan. Himi has a humid continental climate (Köppen Cfa) characterized by mild summers and cold winters with heavy snowfall. The average annual temperature in Imizu is 14.0 °C. The average annual rainfall is 2380 mm with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 26.5 °C, and lowest in January, at around 2.7 °C.[2]

Surrounding municipalitiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

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

Census Year Population
1970 83,631
1980 91,317
1990 92,912
2000 93,513
2010 93,588

HistoryEdit

The area of present-day Imizu was part of ancient Etchū Province, and was governed during the Edo period as part of Kaga Domain.

The modern city of Imizu was established on November 1, 2005, from the merger of the city of Shinminato, the towns of Daimon, Kosugi and Ōshima, and the village of Shimo (all from Imizu District). Imizu District was dissolved as a result of this merger.

GovernmentEdit

Imizu has a mayor-council form of government with a directly elected mayor and a unicameral city legislature of 22 members.

EconomyEdit

Businesses headquartered in ImizuEdit

EducationEdit

Colleges and universitiesEdit

Primary and secondary educationEdit

Imizu has fifteen public elementary schools and six public middle schools operated by the town government, and three public high schools operated by the Toyama Prefectural Board of Education. The prefectural also operates two vocational schools in Imizu.

TransportationEdit

RailwayEdit

HighwayEdit

Local attractionsEdit

Noted people from ImizuEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Imizu official home page population data(in Japanese)
  2. ^ Imizu climate data
  3. ^ Imizu population statistics
  4. ^ 小杉丸山遺跡. Cultural Heritage Online (in Japanese). Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved 25 December 2017.
  5. ^ 串田新遺跡 [Kushidashin Iseki] (in Japanese). Agency for Cultural Affairs.

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