Chikuhoku

Chikuhoku
筑北村
Chikuhoku Village Hall
Chikuhoku Village Hall
Flag of Chikuhoku
Official seal of Chikuhoku
Location of Chikuhoku in Nagano Prefecture
Location of Chikuhoku in Nagano Prefecture
Chikuhoku is located in Japan
Chikuhoku
Chikuhoku
 
Coordinates: 36°25′34.8″N 138°0′55″E / 36.426333°N 138.01528°E / 36.426333; 138.01528Coordinates: 36°25′34.8″N 138°0′55″E / 36.426333°N 138.01528°E / 36.426333; 138.01528
CountryJapan
RegionChūbu (Kōshin'etsu)
PrefectureNagano
DistrictHigashichikuma
Area
 • Total99.47 km2 (38.41 sq mi)
Population
 (February 2018)
 • Total4,688
 • Density47/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
Symbols 
Phone number0263-66-2111
Address2187 Sakakita, Chikuhoku-mura, Higashichikuma-gun, Nagano-ken 399-7601
WebsiteOfficial website
Higashijo Reservoir

Chikuhoku (筑北村, Chikuhoku-mura) is a village located in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. As of 28 February 2018, the village had an estimated population of 4,688 in 1873 households, and a population density of 47 persons per km2.[1] The total area of the village is 99.47 square kilometres (38.41 sq mi).[2]

Geography

Chikuhoku is located in the center of Nagano Prefecture in the Matsumoto Basin. Higashijo Dam and Onikuma Dam are located in Chikuhoku.

Climate

The village has a climate characterized by characterized by cool and humid summers, and cold winters (Köppen climate classification Dfa. The average annual temperature in Chikuhoku is 9.6 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1227 mm with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 22.8 °C, and lowest in January, at around -3.0 °C.[3]

Surrounding municipalities

Demographics

Per Japanese census data,[4] the population of Chikuhoku has decreased by more than half over the past 70 years.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1940 8,886—    
1950 11,361+27.9%
1960 9,757−14.1%
1970 8,105−16.9%
1980 7,556−6.8%
1990 7,111−5.9%
2000 6,049−14.9%
2010 5,173−14.5%
2020 4,149−19.8%

History

The area of present-day Chikuhoku was part of ancient Shinano Province. Most of the area was under the control of Matsumoto Domain during the Edo period. The villages of Honjō, Sakakita, and Sakai were created with the establishment of the modern municipalities system on April 1, 1889. The village of Chikuhoku was incorporated on October 11, 2005, by a merger of the three villages.[5]

Education

Chikuhoku has three public elementary schools and one public middle school operated by the village government, and one middle school operated jointly between Chikuhoku and neighboring Omi village. The village does not have a high school.

Transportation

Railway

Highway

Local attractions

Notable people from Chikuhoku

References

  1. ^ Village of Chikuhoku. 筑北村の人口 (in Japanese). Retrieved April 6, 2019.
  2. ^ Village of Chikuhoku. 位置及び地勢 (in Japanese). Archived from the original on August 13, 2007. Retrieved October 16, 2007.
  3. ^ Chikuhoku climate data
  4. ^ Chikuhoku population statistics
  5. ^ Village of Chikuhoku. 合併の歴史 (in Japanese). Archived from the original on November 11, 2007. Retrieved October 16, 2007.

External links

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


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