Inabe

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Inabe (いなべ市, Inabe-shi) is a city located in Mie Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 August 2021, the city had an estimated population of 43,114 in 17314 households and a population density of 200 persons per km².[1] The total area of the city is 219.58 square kilometres (84.78 sq mi).

Inabe
いなべ市
Inabe City Hall
Inabe City Hall
Flag of Inabe
Official seal of Inabe
Location of Inabe in Mie Prefecture
Location of Inabe in Mie Prefecture
Inabe is located in Japan
Inabe
Inabe
 
Coordinates: 35°6′56″N 136°33′41″E / 35.11556°N 136.56139°E / 35.11556; 136.56139Coordinates: 35°6′56″N 136°33′41″E / 35.11556°N 136.56139°E / 35.11556; 136.56139
CountryJapan
RegionKansai
PrefectureMie
Government
 • MayorYasushi Hioki
Area
 • Total219.58 km2 (84.78 sq mi)
Population
 (August 2021)
 • Total43,114
 • Density200/km2 (510/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
Phone number0594-74-5820
Address111 Kasada-shinden, Inabe-chō, Inabe-shi, Mie-ken 511-0293
WebsiteOfficial website
Mount Ryu and Mount Fujiwara with Sunflower field

GeographyEdit

Inabe is located in the far northeastern tip of the Kii Peninsula, and the far northwestern corner of Mie Prefecture, along the border with Gifu and Shiga prefectures. The Inabe River flows through the city center.

Neighboring municipalitiesEdit

Mie Prefecture

Gifu Prefecture

Shiga Prefecture

ClimateEdit

Inabe has a Humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cfa) characterized by warm summers and cool winters with light to no snowfall. The average annual temperature in Inabe is 13.0 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1960 mm with September as the wettest month. [2]

Climate data for Hokusei(1981 - 2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average precipitation mm (inches) 74.1
(2.92)
93.2
(3.67)
152.4
(6.00)
178.9
(7.04)
231.9
(9.13)
290.4
(11.43)
289.2
(11.39)
213.4
(8.40)
286.4
(11.28)
144.5
(5.69)
97.1
(3.82)
65.9
(2.59)
2,117.4
(83.36)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 10.5 10.4 12.0 10.3 11.6 13.4 14.3 11.0 12.3 9.6 8.3 9.8 133.5
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency[3]

DemographicsEdit

Per Japanese census data,[4] the population of Inabe has remained relatively steady over the past 30 years.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1920 32,074—    
1930 34,058+6.2%
1940 32,920−3.3%
1950 43,568+32.3%
1960 40,007−8.2%
1970 38,414−4.0%
1980 41,591+8.3%
1990 43,882+5.5%
2000 45,630+4.0%
2010 45,675+0.1%

HistoryEdit

The area of modern Inabe was part of ancient Ise Province was mostly under the control of Kuwana Domain in then Edo period. With the creation of the modern municipalities system on April 1, 1889, the village of Ageki was established within Inabe District, Mie. Ageki was raised to town status on March 10, 1929 and merged with the neighboring villages of Toyashiro and Yamasato on April 1, 1955 to form the town of Hokusei. The city of Inabe was established on December 1, 2003, from the merger of the former town of Hokusei with neighboring Inabe, Daian, and Fujiwara.

GovernmentEdit

Inabe has a mayor-council form of government with a directly elected mayor and a unicameral city council of 18 members. Inabe, together with the town of Tōin, contributes two members to the Mie Prefectural Assembly. In terms of national politics, the city is part of Mie 3rd district of the lower house of the Diet of Japan.

EconomyEdit

Inabe is a regional commercial center and has a mixed industrial and agricultural economy. Toyota Motor, Denso and other automobile-related industries form a strong component of the local economy.

EducationEdit

Inabe has 11 public elementary schools and four public middle schools operated by the city government and one public high school operated by the Mie Prefectural Department of Education.

TransportationEdit

RailwayEdit

  Sangi RailwaySangi Line

  Sangi RailwayHokusei Line

HighwayEdit

Local attractionsEdit

  • Freight Railway Museum

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Inabe city official statistics" (in Japanese). Japan.
  2. ^ Inabe climate data
  3. ^ "気象庁|過去の気象データ検索". Retrieved 2014-12-26.
  4. ^ Inabe population statistics

External linksEdit

  Media related to Inabe, Mie at Wikimedia Commons