Achi, Nagano

Achi
阿智村
Achi Village Hall
Achi Village Hall
Flag of Achi
Official seal of Achi
Location of Achi in Nagano Prefecture
Location of Achi in Nagano Prefecture
Achi is located in Japan
Achi
Achi
 
Coordinates: 35°26′37.7″N 137°44′51.1″E / 35.443806°N 137.747528°E / 35.443806; 137.747528Coordinates: 35°26′37.7″N 137°44′51.1″E / 35.443806°N 137.747528°E / 35.443806; 137.747528
CountryJapan
RegionChūbu (Kōshin'etsu)
PrefectureNagano
DistrictShimoina
Area
 • Total214.43 km2 (82.79 sq mi)
Population
 (April 2019)
 • Total6,379
 • Density30/km2 (77/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
Phone number0265-43-2220
Address483 Komaba, Achi-mura, Shimoina-gun, Nagano-ken 395-0303
ClimateDfb
WebsiteOfficial website
Symbols
FlowerAdonis amurensis
TreeAesculus turbinata
Hirugami Onsen in Achi

Achi (阿智村, Achi-mura) is a village located in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 April 2019, the village had an estimated population of 6,379 in 2360 households,[1] and a population density of 30.7 persons per km2. The total area of the village is 214.43 square kilometres (82.79 sq mi).[2]

Geography

Achi is located in mountainous far southwestern Nagano Prefecture, bordered by Gifu Prefecture to the west. Mount Ena (2191 meters) is on the border of the village with Gifu Prefecture

Surrounding municipalities

Climate

The town has a climate characterized by hot and humid summers, and cold winters (Köppen climate classification Dfb). The average annual temperature in Achi is 9.5 °C (49.1 °F). The average annual rainfall is 2,644.2 mm (104.10 in) with July as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 21.2 °C (70.2 °F), and lowest in January, at around −2.3 °C (27.9 °F).[3]

Climate data for Namiai, Achi (1991−2020 normals, extremes 1978−present)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 12.9
(55.2)
16.4
(61.5)
22.5
(72.5)
25.9
(78.6)
30.4
(86.7)
30.7
(87.3)
32.8
(91.0)
33.5
(92.3)
32.4
(90.3)
27.2
(81.0)
22.0
(71.6)
18.9
(66.0)
33.5
(92.3)
Average high °C (°F) 3.1
(37.6)
4.5
(40.1)
8.9
(48.0)
14.9
(58.8)
19.9
(67.8)
22.7
(72.9)
26.3
(79.3)
27.7
(81.9)
23.6
(74.5)
17.9
(64.2)
12.4
(54.3)
6.0
(42.8)
15.7
(60.2)
Daily mean °C (°F) −2.3
(27.9)
−1.4
(29.5)
2.6
(36.7)
8.1
(46.6)
13.0
(55.4)
16.7
(62.1)
20.5
(68.9)
21.2
(70.2)
17.5
(63.5)
11.5
(52.7)
5.8
(42.4)
0.4
(32.7)
9.5
(49.1)
Average low °C (°F) −7.5
(18.5)
−7.0
(19.4)
−3.0
(26.6)
1.8
(35.2)
6.7
(44.1)
11.8
(53.2)
16.0
(60.8)
16.7
(62.1)
13.0
(55.4)
6.7
(44.1)
0.6
(33.1)
−4.3
(24.3)
4.3
(39.7)
Record low °C (°F) −17.4
(0.7)
−16.3
(2.7)
−14.5
(5.9)
−7.8
(18.0)
−2.2
(28.0)
3.5
(38.3)
8.6
(47.5)
9.2
(48.6)
2.1
(35.8)
−3.3
(26.1)
−7.5
(18.5)
−14.0
(6.8)
−17.4
(0.7)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 108.0
(4.25)
135.2
(5.32)
220.2
(8.67)
223.3
(8.79)
240.5
(9.47)
311.4
(12.26)
361.3
(14.22)
220.9
(8.70)
322.9
(12.71)
240.5
(9.47)
145.1
(5.71)
114.9
(4.52)
2,644.2
(104.10)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 10.3 8.6 12.1 11.4 11.7 14.3 15.4 11.9 12.3 11.2 9.4 10.6 139.2
Mean monthly sunshine hours 150.7 159.4 179.2 189.1 201.1 138.2 150.1 177.5 135.4 147.9 146.1 134.5 1,908.8
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency[4][3]

Demographics

Per Japanese census data,[5] the population of Achi has decreased over the past 70 years.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1940 11,462—    
1950 12,662+10.5%
1960 10,515−17.0%
1970 8,329−20.8%
1980 7,818−6.1%
1990 7,807−0.1%
2000 7,757−0.6%
2010 7,035−9.3%
2020 6,068−13.7%

History

The area of present-day Achi was part of ancient Shinano Province. The modern villages of Ochi, Chiri and Goka were established on April 1, 1889, by the establishment of the municipalities system. The three villages merged on September 30, 1956, to form the village of Achi. The neighboring village of Namiai was annexed on January 1, 2006.

On March 31, 2009, the village of Seinaiji, also in Shimoina District, was merged into Achi.[6]

Economy

The economy of Achi is based on agriculture, with Jerusalem artichoke, garlic and Yacón as noted local specialities

Education

Achi has five public elementary schools and one public middle school operated by the village government and one private elementary school. The village has one public high school, which is operated by the Nagano Prefectural Board of Education.

Transportation

Railway

  • The village has no passenger railway service.

Highway

Local attractions

Notable people from Achi

References

  1. ^ Achi Village official statistics(in Japanese)
  2. ^ 阿智村の紹介 > 阿智村の概要. Achi official website (in Japanese). Achi Village. Archived from the original on December 19, 2012. Retrieved September 19, 2011.
  3. ^ a b 気象庁 / 平年値(年・月ごとの値). JMA. Retrieved April 20, 2022.
  4. ^ 観測史上1~10位の値(年間を通じての値). JMA. Retrieved April 20, 2022.
  5. ^ Achi population statistics
  6. ^ "市町村合併情報 長野県 <国土地理協会>". www.kokudo.or.jp. Archived from the original on April 18, 2008.

External links

  • Media related to Achi, Nagano at Wikimedia Commons
  • Official Website (in Japanese)


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