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Tomika (富加町, Tomika-chō) is a town located in Kamo District, Gifu Prefecture, Japan. As of 31 December 2018, the town had an estimated population of 5,714 and a population density of 340 persons per km2, in 1962 households.[1] The total area of the town was 57.09 square kilometres (22.04 sq mi).

Tomika

富加町
Tomika Town Hall
Tomika Town Hall
Flag of Tomika
Flag
Official seal of Tomika
Seal
Location of Tomika in Gifu Prefecture
Location of Tomika in Gifu Prefecture
Tomika is located in Japan
Tomika
Tomika
 
Coordinates: 35°29′5″N 136°58′46.7″E / 35.48472°N 136.979639°E / 35.48472; 136.979639Coordinates: 35°29′5″N 136°58′46.7″E / 35.48472°N 136.979639°E / 35.48472; 136.979639
CountryJapan
RegionChūbu
PrefectureGifu
DistrictKamo
Government
 • MayorHiromichi Sakai
Area
 • Total16.82 km2 (6.49 sq mi)
Population
 (December 31, 2018)
 • Total5,714
 • Density340/km2 (880/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
City symbols 
- TreeEnkianthus perulatus
Phone number0574-54-2111
AddressTakida 1511, Tomika-chō, Kamo-gun, Gifu-ken 501-3392
WebsiteOfficial website
Matsui sake brewery, established in 1795

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GeographyEdit

Tomika is located in south-central Gifu Prefecture. The city is bordered by Seki to the west and Minokamo to the east. Mount Nashiwari is within the town's boundaries. The Kawaura and Tsubo Rivers flow through the town. 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 Tomika is 15.1 °C. The average annual rainfall is 2074 mm with September as the wettest month.The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 27.8 °C, and lowest in January, at around 3.3 °C.[2]

Neighbouring municipalitiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

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

Census Year Population
1970 4,863
1980 5,635
1990 5,898
2000 5,835
2010 5,516

HistoryEdit

The area around Tomika was part of traditional Mino Province. During the Edo period, the area was tenryō territory controlled directly by the Tokugawa shogunate. With the post^Meiji restoration cadastral reforms, Kamo District within Gifu Prefecture was created, and the village of Tomida was established on April 1, 1897. Tomida merged with the village of Kajita on July 1, 1954, forming the village of Tomika (taking its name from Tomida (田) and Kajita (冶田)) Tomika was elevated to town status on July 1, 1974. A referendum to merge into the city of Minokamo, was defeated in 2004.

EducationEdit

Tomika has one public elementary school operated by the town government, and one public junior high school operated jointly between Tomika and neighbouring Minokamo. The town does not have a high school.

TransportationEdit

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