Ina, Nagano

Ina
伊那市
Ina City Hall
Ina City Hall
Flag of Ina
Official seal of Ina
Location of Ina in Nagano
Location of Ina in Nagano
Ina is located in Japan
Ina
Ina
 
Coordinates: 35°49′39.1″N 137°57′14.3″E / 35.827528°N 137.953972°E / 35.827528; 137.953972Coordinates: 35°49′39.1″N 137°57′14.3″E / 35.827528°N 137.953972°E / 35.827528; 137.953972
CountryJapan
RegionChūbu (Kōshin'etsu)
PrefectureNagano
Area
 • Total667.93 km2 (257.89 sq mi)
Population
 (March 2019)
 • Total68,177
 • Density100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
Phone number0265-78-4111
Address3050 Ina, Ina-shi, Nagano-ken 396-8617
ClimateCfa/Dfa
WebsiteOfficial website
Symbols
BirdRock ptarmigan
FlowerSakura
TreeMaple
Sakura at Takatō Castle, Ina

Ina (伊那市, Ina-shi) is a city located in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 March 2019, the city had an estimated population of 68,177 in 27587 households,[1] and a population density of 100 persons per km². The total area of the city is 667.93 square kilometres (257.89 sq mi). In 2016, the former town of Takatō, now part of Ina, was selected as one of The Most Beautiful Villages in Japan.[2]

Geography

Ina-Shi, Nagano, Japan

Ina is located in south-central Nagano prefecture. It is bordered to the east by the Akaishi Mountains, including Mount Nyukasa (1955 meters), Mount Nokogiri (2685 meters), Mount Senjō (3033 meters), and Mount Shiomi (3047 meters). The Tenryū River runs through the city.

Surrounding municipalities

Climate

The city has a climate characterized by hot and humid summers, and relatively mild winters (Köppen climate classification Cfa). The average annual temperature in Ina is 11.7 °C (53.1 °F). The average annual rainfall is 1,454.0 mm (57.24 in) with July as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 24.0 °C (75.2 °F), and lowest in January, at around −0.7 °C (30.7 °F).[3]

Climate data for Ina (1993−2020 normals, extremes 1993−present)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 15.5
(59.9)
19.3
(66.7)
25.5
(77.9)
29.0
(84.2)
31.8
(89.2)
33.8
(92.8)
37.2
(99.0)
37.2
(99.0)
35.0
(95.0)
30.2
(86.4)
24.3
(75.7)
19.4
(66.9)
37.2
(99.0)
Average high °C (°F) 5.0
(41.0)
6.6
(43.9)
11.1
(52.0)
17.4
(63.3)
22.6
(72.7)
25.3
(77.5)
28.6
(83.5)
30.2
(86.4)
25.8
(78.4)
19.9
(67.8)
13.7
(56.7)
7.8
(46.0)
17.8
(64.1)
Daily mean °C (°F) −0.7
(30.7)
0.4
(32.7)
4.4
(39.9)
10.3
(50.5)
15.9
(60.6)
19.5
(67.1)
23.2
(73.8)
24.0
(75.2)
19.9
(67.8)
13.6
(56.5)
7.2
(45.0)
1.9
(35.4)
11.6
(52.9)
Average low °C (°F) −6.2
(20.8)
−5.4
(22.3)
−1.7
(28.9)
3.6
(38.5)
9.8
(49.6)
14.8
(58.6)
18.9
(66.0)
19.5
(67.1)
15.4
(59.7)
8.4
(47.1)
1.6
(34.9)
−3.3
(26.1)
6.3
(43.3)
Record low °C (°F) −17.9
(−0.2)
−17.2
(1.0)
−13.6
(7.5)
−12.5
(9.5)
0.3
(32.5)
6.5
(43.7)
12.3
(54.1)
11.2
(52.2)
3.2
(37.8)
−3.5
(25.7)
−7.2
(19.0)
−13.3
(8.1)
−17.9
(−0.2)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 48.9
(1.93)
70.4
(2.77)
121.5
(4.78)
125.1
(4.93)
143.6
(5.65)
185.3
(7.30)
194.5
(7.66)
131.7
(5.19)
169.6
(6.68)
148.7
(5.85)
90.1
(3.55)
57.4
(2.26)
1,454
(57.24)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 5.4 5.9 9.2 9.5 9.8 12.7 12.6 10.0 10.4 9.3 7.4 6.1 108.3
Mean monthly sunshine hours 162.2 166.5 187.7 197.2 206.2 158.9 167.6 207.5 158.8 165.3 156.4 151.6 2,094.2
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency[4][3]

History

The area of present-day Ina was part of ancient Shinano Province. The area was part of the holdings of Takatō Domain during the Edo period and Ina developed as a jōkamachi surrounding Ina Castle and as a river port on the Tenryū River. The village of Ina was established within Ina District the creation of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889 and was raised to town status on October 15, 1897. The town of Ina merged with the villages of Tomigata, Misuzu, Tera, Higashiharuchika and Nishiminowa (all from Kitaiina District) to form the city of Ina on April 1, 1954. Ina annexed the village of Nishiharuchika in 1965. On March 31, 2006, Ina absorbed the town of Takatō, and the village of Hase (both from Kamiina District to create the new and expanded city of Ina.

Demographics

Per Japanese census data,[5] the population of Ina has remained relatively stable over the past 70 years.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1940 60,997—    
1950 72,314+18.6%
1960 68,691−5.0%
1970 65,347−4.9%
1980 67,544+3.4%
1990 70,639+4.6%
2000 71,552+1.3%
2010 71,100−0.6%
2020 66,125−7.0%

Government

Ina has a mayor-council form of government with a directly elected mayor and a unicameral city legislature of 21 members.

Economy

The economy of Ina is largely agricultural, with rice, pears, tomatoes and dairy farming as major components. The manufacturing sector includes electronics and precision instrumentation.[6] Rubycon Corporation, an electronic components company has its headquarters in the city.[7]

Education

Ina has 15 public elementary schools and six public middle schools operated by the city government. There are three public high schools operated by the Nagano Prefectural Board of Education and one private high school. The prefecture also operated one special education school.

The city has one international school (Colégio Desafio) - Brazilian primary school[8])

Transportation

Railway

Highway

Sister city relations

International

  • China - Beijing, China (from on November 22, 1994 as a friendship city)

Domestic

Local attractions

References

  1. ^ Ina City official statistics(in Japanese)
  2. ^ 公式サイト > 伊那市高遠町 (in Japanese)
  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. ^ Ina population statistics
  6. ^ Campbell, Allen; Nobel, David S (1993). Japan: An Illustrated Encyclopedia. Kodansha. p. 596. ISBN 406205938X.
  7. ^ "Corporate Overview." Rubycon Corporation Retrieved on June 13, 2015.
  8. ^ "Escolas Brasileiras Homologadas no Japão" (Archive). Embassy of Brazil in Tokyo. Retrieved on October 13, 2015.

External links

Media related to Ina, Nagano at Wikimedia Commons

  • Official Website (in Japanese)
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