Matsukawa, Nagano (Kitaazumi)

Matsukawa
松川村
Matsukawa Village Hall
Matsukawa Village Hall
Flag of Matsukawa
Official seal of Matsukawa
Location of Matsukawa Village in Nagano Prefecture
Location of Matsukawa Village in Nagano Prefecture
Matsukawa is located in Japan
Matsukawa
Matsukawa
 
Coordinates: 36°25′26.3″N 137°51′16.5″E / 36.423972°N 137.854583°E / 36.423972; 137.854583Coordinates: 36°25′26.3″N 137°51′16.5″E / 36.423972°N 137.854583°E / 36.423972; 137.854583
CountryJapan
RegionChūbu (Kōshin'etsu)
PrefectureNagano
DistrictKitaazumi
Area
 • Total47.07 km2 (18.17 sq mi)
Population
 (April 2019)
 • Total9,689
 • Density210/km2 (530/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
Symbols 
• TreePinus densiflora
• FlowerRhododendron
Phone number0261-62-3111
Address76-5, Matsukawa-mura, Kitaazumi-gun, Nagano-ken 399-8501
WebsiteOfficial website
Chihiro Art Museum in Matsukawa

Matsukawa (松川村, Matsukawa-mura) is a village located in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 April 2019, the village had an estimated population of 9,689 in 3813 households,[1] and a population density of 210 persons per km². The total area of the village is 47.07 square kilometres (18.17 sq mi).[2]

Geography

Matsukawa is located in northwestern Nagano Prefecture, in the Azumidaira plateau, bordered by the Hida Mountains to the north and west.

Surrounding municipalities

Climate

The village has a climate characterized by characterized by hot and humid summers, and cold winters (Köppen climate classification Cfa). The average annual temperature in Matsukawa is 10.1 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1278 mm with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 23.4 °C, and lowest in January, at around -2.4 °C.[3]

Demographics

Per Japanese census data,[4] the population of Matsukawa has recently plateaued after a long period of growth.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1940 4,176—    
1950 5,912+41.6%
1960 6,200+4.9%
1970 6,342+2.3%
1980 7,496+18.2%
1990 8,337+11.2%
2000 9,701+16.4%
2010 10,093+4.0%
2020 9,599−4.9%

History

The area of present-day Matsukawa was part of ancient Shinano Province and was part of the territory controlled by Matsumoto Domain under the Tokugawa shogunate of the Edo period. The modern village of Matsukawa was established on April 1, 1889 by the establishment of the municipalities system.

Education

Matsukawa has one public elementary school and one public middle school operated by the village government. The village does not have a high school.

Transportation

Railway

Highway

International relations

References

  1. ^ Matsukawa Village official statistics(in Japanese)
  2. ^ 松川村の紹介 > 位置図. Matsukawa Village official website (in Japanese). Matsukawa Village. Retrieved 27 September 2011.
  3. ^ Matsukawa climate data
  4. ^ Matsukawa population statistics
  5. ^ "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Archived from the original on 2 January 2017. Retrieved 21 November 2015.

External links

  • Media related to Matsukawa, Nagano (village) at Wikimedia Commons
  • Official website (in Japanese)


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