Tōin, Mie

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Tōin (東員町, Tōin-chō) is a town located in Inabe District, Mie Prefecture, Japan. As of 31 May 2021, the town had an estimated population of 25,887 in 10027 households and a population density of 1100 persons per km².[1] The total area of the town was 22.66 square kilometres (8.75 sq mi).

Tōin
東員町 
Tōin Town Office
Tōin Town Office
Flag of Tōin
Official seal of Tōin
Location of Tōin in Mie Prefecture
Location of Tōin in Mie Prefecture
Tōin is located in Japan
Tōin
Tōin
 
Coordinates: 35°4′N 136°36′E / 35.067°N 136.600°E / 35.067; 136.600Coordinates: 35°4′N 136°36′E / 35.067°N 136.600°E / 35.067; 136.600
CountryJapan
RegionKansai
PrefectureMie
DistrictInabe
Area
 • Total22.66 km2 (8.75 sq mi)
Population
 (August 2021)
 • Total25,887
 • Density1,100/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
Symbols 
• TreePrunus mume
• FlowerPaeonia lactiflora
• BirdEurasian skylark
Phone number0594-86-2800 
Address1600 Yamada, Tōin-chō, Inabe-gun, Mie-ken 511-0295
WebsiteOfficial website

GeographyEdit

Tōin is located near the far northeastern tip of the Kii Peninsula. The Inabe River flows eastward in the center of the town, and as it goes to the north it forms a gentle hill with an elevation of about 100 meters. The city with an administrative area is approximately five kilometers east-west by 7.3 kilometers north-south.

Neighboring municipalitiesEdit

Mie Prefecture

ClimateEdit

Tōin has a Humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cfa) characterized by warm summers and cool winters with light to no snowfall.

DemographicsEdit

Per Japanese census data,[2] the population of Tōin has remained steady over the past 40 years.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1950 9,016—    
1960 8,255−8.4%
1970 9,562+15.8%
1980 15,538+62.5%
1990 25,447+63.8%
2000 26,304+3.4%
2010 25,662−2.4%

HistoryEdit

The area of Tōin is part of ancient Ise Province and was largely administered by Kuwana Domain during the Edo period. With the creation of the modern municipalities system on April 1, 1889, the villages of Daicho, Inabe and Kanda were established within Inabe District, Mie. These villages merged to form the village of Tōin on November 3, 1954. Tōin was elevated to town status on April 1, 1967.

GovernmentEdit

Tōin has a mayor-council form of government with a directly elected mayor and a unicameral town council of 14 members. Tōin, collectively with the city of Inabe, contributes two members to the Mie Prefectural Assembly. In terms of national politics, the town is part of Mie 4rd

EducationEdit

Tōin has six public elementary schools and two public middle schools operated by the town government. The town does not have a high school.

TransportationEdit

RailwayEdit

  Sangi RailwayHokusei Line

HighwayEdit

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tōin town official statistics" (in Japanese). Japan.
  2. ^ Tōin population statistics

External linksEdit

  Media related to Tōin, Mie at Wikimedia Commons