Hiraya, Nagano

Hiraya
平谷村
Hiraya Village Hall
Hiraya Village Hall
Flag of Hiraya
Official seal of Hiraya
Location of Hiraya in Nagano Prefecture
Location of Hiraya in Nagano Prefecture
Hiraya is located in Japan
Hiraya
Hiraya
 
Coordinates: 35°19′23.9″N 137°37′48.7″E / 35.323306°N 137.630194°E / 35.323306; 137.630194Coordinates: 35°19′23.9″N 137°37′48.7″E / 35.323306°N 137.630194°E / 35.323306; 137.630194
CountryJapan
RegionChūbu (Kōshin'etsu)
PrefectureNagano
DistrictShimoina
Area
 • Total77.37 km2 (29.87 sq mi)
Population
 (September 2018)
 • Total414
 • Density5.4/km2 (14/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
Symbols 
• FlowerSunflower
Phone number0265-48-2211
Address1057-banchi, Hiraya-mura, Shimoina-gun, Nagano-ken 395-0601
WebsiteOfficial website
Hiraya village

Hiraya (平谷村, Hiraya-mura) is a village located in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 September 2018, the village had an estimated population of 414 in 192 households,[1] and a population density of 5.4 persons per km². The total area of the village is 77.37 square kilometres (29.87 sq mi).

Geography

Hiraya is located in mountainous southwestern Nagano Prefecture, surrounded by 1500 meter mountains, and bordered by Gifu Prefecture to the west. Hiraya is at an average altitude of 900 meters, and contains Mount Ōkawairi and the source of the Yahagi River.

Surrounding municipalities

Climate

The village has a climate characterized by hot and humid summers, and cold winters (Köppen climate classification Cfb). The average annual temperature in Hiraya is 9.8 °C. The average annual rainfall is 2106 mm with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 21.8 °C, and lowest in January, at around -2.1 °C.[2]

Demographics

Per Japanese census data,[3] the population of Hiraya has declined by more than two-thirds over the past 80 years.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1940 1,500—    
1950 1,318−12.1%
1960 1,121−14.9%
1970 679−39.4%
1980 657−3.2%
1990 617−6.1%
2000 712+15.4%
2010 563−20.9%
2020 387−31.3%

History

The area of present-day Hiraya was part of ancient Shinano Province. The village of Namiai was established on April 1, 1889 by the establishment of the modern municipalities system. A portion of Namiai separated to become the village of Hiraya on April 1, 2006.

Economy

The economy of Hiraya is based on tourism to its ski and hot spring resorts.

Education

Hiraya has one public elementary school operated by the village government and one public middle school shared with the neighbouring village of Achi. The village does not have a high school.

Transportation

Railway

  • The village has no passenger railway service.

Highway

References

  1. ^ Hiraya Village official statistics(in Japanese)
  2. ^ Hiraya climate data
  3. ^ Hiraya population statistics

External links

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


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