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Nomi (能美市, Nomi-shi) is a city located in Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 March 2018, the city had an estimated population of 50,132 in 18585 households, and a population density of 600 persons per km².[1] The total area of the city was 84.14 square kilometres (32.49 sq mi).


Nomi City Hall
Nomi City Hall
Flag of Nomi
Official seal of Nomi
Location of Nomi in Ishikawa Prefecture
Location of Nomi in Ishikawa Prefecture
Nomi is located in Japan
Coordinates: 37°26′49.2″N 136°33′14.7″E / 37.447000°N 136.554083°E / 37.447000; 136.554083Coordinates: 37°26′49.2″N 136°33′14.7″E / 37.447000°N 136.554083°E / 37.447000; 136.554083
RegionChūbu (Hokuriku)
PrefectureIshikawa Prefecture
 • MayorToshiaki Ide
 • Total84.14 km2 (32.49 sq mi)
 (March 1, 2018)
 • Total50,132
 • Density600/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
City symbols 
Phone number0761-58-1111
Address110 Raimaru-machi, Nomi-shi, Ishikawa-ken 926-8611
WebsiteOfficial website


Nomi is located in southwestern Ishikawa Prefecture and is bordered by the Sea of Japan to the east.

Neighbouring municipalitiesEdit


Per Japanese census data,[2] the population of Nomi has increased over the past 40 years.

Census Year Population
1970 32,933
1980 37,253
1990 39,934
2000 45,077
2010 48,680


Nomi has a humid continental climate (Köppen Cfa) characterized by mild summers and cold winters with heavy snowfall. The average annual temperature in Nomi is 14.1 °C. The average annual rainfall is 2527 mm with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 26.8 °C, and lowest in January, at around 2.7 °C.[3]


The area around Nomi was part of ancient Kaga Province and contains numerous Kofun period ruins. The area became part Kaga Domain under the Edo period Tokugawa shogunate. Following the Meiji restoration, the area was organised into Nomi District, Ishikawa. The town of Nomi was established with the creation of the modern municipalities system on April 1, 1889.

The modern city of Nomi was established on February 1, 2005, from the merger of the towns of Neagari, Tatsunokuchi and Terai


Nomi has a mayor-council form of government with a directly elected mayor and a unicameral city legislature of 17 members.


Former Terai town was a noted centre of Kutani ware ceramics production in the past. Manufacturing of electrical components and textiles are major contributors to the modern local economy.


Nomi has eight public elementary schools and three middle schools operated by the city government, and one public high school operated by the Ishikawa Prefectural Board of Education. There is also one private high school. The Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST Hokuriku) is also located in Nomi.


Sister city relationsEdit

Local attractionsEdit

Local eventsEdit

Noted people from NomiEdit

  • Hideki Matsui, baseball player
  • Yoshirō Mori, former prime minister
  • Shigeki Mori, town mayor of Neagari - Mori was responsible for Neagari's sister town relationship with Shelekhov, Russia, developing a bilateral dialogue to improve the gravesites of Soviet soldiers in Japan and Japanese soldiers in Siberia. He visited Shelekhov more than 15 times during his 35 years in office, and was buried there following his death. His son, Yoshiro Mori, became prime minister and made major strides in Russo-Japanese relations.[4]
  • Mamoru Sasaki, Japanese TV and film screenwriter
  • Yusuke Suzuki, racewalker


  1. ^ Official statistics page
  2. ^ Nomi population statistics
  3. ^ Nomi climate data
  4. ^ Reitman, Valerie (28 April 2000). "Personal Element to Japan Premier's Russia Trip". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 15 January 2014.

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