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Tarui (垂井町, Tarui-chō) is a town located in Fuwa District, Gifu Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 December 2018, the town had an estimated population of 27,439 and a population density of 480 persons per km2, in 10,525 households.[2] The total area of the town was 57.09 square kilometres (22.04 sq mi).

Tarui

垂井町
Clockwise from top: Shigekado Takenaka's Jinya, Nangu Taisha, Tairyo Shrine, Site of Morichika Chosokabe's Jinya, Mineral Spring in Tarui, Picture of Tarui Traditional Inn in Edo Period
Clockwise from top: Shigekado Takenaka's Jinya, Nangu Taisha, Tairyo Shrine, Site of Morichika Chosokabe's Jinya, Mineral Spring in Tarui, Picture of Tarui Traditional Inn in Edo Period
Flag of Tarui
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Official seal of Tarui
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Location of Tarui in Gifu Prefecture
Location of Tarui in Gifu Prefecture
Tarui is located in Japan
Tarui
Tarui
 
Coordinates: 35°22′12.9″N 136°32′37.4″E / 35.370250°N 136.543722°E / 35.370250; 136.543722Coordinates: 35°22′12.9″N 136°32′37.4″E / 35.370250°N 136.543722°E / 35.370250; 136.543722
CountryJapan
RegionChūbu
PrefectureGifu
DistrictFuwa
Government
 • MayorMitsuya Nakagawa
Area
 • Total57.09 km2 (22.04 sq mi)
Population
 (December 1, 2018)
 • Total27,439
 • Density480/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
City symbols 
- TreeJapanese Zelkova[1]
- FlowerCamellia[1]
Phone number0584-22-1151
Address1532-1 Tarui-chō, Fuwa-gun, Gifu-ken 503-2193
WebsiteOfficial website
Tarui Town Hall

GeographyEdit

Tarui is located in far southwestern Gifu Prefecture, at the western end of the Nōbi Plain of Japan. 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 Tarui is 15.0 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1904 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 3.7 °C.[3]

Neighbouring municipalitiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

Per Japanese census data,[4] the population of Tarui has increased slightly over the past 40 years.

Census Year Population
1970 23,240
1980 26,404
1990 28,605
2000 28,935
2010 28,505

HistoryEdit

The area around Tarui was part of traditional Mino Province. Numerous Jōmon period and Kofun period remains have been found in the area, which was the site of the Nara period provincial capital and Provincial temple. During the Edo period, Tarui-juku prospered as a post station on the Nakasendō highway connecting Edo with Kyoto. The town of Tarui was formed on July 1, 1889 with the establishment of the modern municipalities system. The 1891 Mino–Owari earthquake caused considerable damage to the area. Tarui annexed the neighboring villages of Iwate, Fuchu, Miyashiro, Osa and Aihara in 1954. The 1959 Isewan Typhoon caused severe damage to the town.

EducationEdit

Tarui has seven public elementary schools and two public middle schools operated by the town government, and one public high school operated by the Gifu Prefectural Board of Education.

TransportationEdit

Sister city relationsEdit

Local attractionsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b まちのプロフィール > まちの概要. Tarui official website (in Japanese). Retrieved 12 August 2011.
  2. ^ Tarui town official statistics (in Japanese)
  3. ^ Tarui climate data
  4. ^ Tarui population statistics

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