Minamimaki, Nagano

Minamimaki
南牧村
Minamimaki Village Hall
Minamimaki Village Hall
Flag of Minamimaki
Official seal of Minamimaki
Location of Minamimaki in Nagano Prefecture
Location of Minamimaki in Nagano Prefecture
Minamimaki is located in Japan
Minamimaki
Minamimaki
 
Coordinates: 36°1′15″N 138°29′31.7″E / 36.02083°N 138.492139°E / 36.02083; 138.492139Coordinates: 36°1′15″N 138°29′31.7″E / 36.02083°N 138.492139°E / 36.02083; 138.492139
CountryJapan
RegionChūbu (Kōshin'etsu)
PrefectureNagano
DistrictMinamisaku
Area
 • Total133.09 km2 (51.39 sq mi)
Population
 (April 2019)
 • Total2,924
 • Density22/km2 (57/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
Phone number0267-78-2121
Address1051 Uminokuchi Minamimaki-mura, Minamisaku-gun, Nagano-ken 384-1211
ClimateDfb
Websitehttp://www.minamimakimura.jp/
Symbols
BirdEurasian skylark
FlowerLily of the valley
TreePrunus serrulata
Rural scene in Minamimaki village

Minamimaki (南牧村, Minamimaki-mura) is a village located in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 April 2019, the village had an estimated population of 2924 in 1091 households,[1] and a population density of 22 persons per km². The total area of the village is 133.09 square kilometres (51.39 sq mi).

Geography

Minamimaki is located in mountainous eastern Nagano Prefecture at an average altitude of between 1000 and 1500 meters, bordered by Yamanashi Prefecture to the south. The Southern Yatsugatake Volcanic Group is partly located within this village.

Surrounding municipalities

Climate

The village has a humid continental climate characterized by warm and humid summers, and cold winters with heavy snowfall (Köppen climate classification Dfb). The average annual temperature in Minamimaki is 7.2 °C (45.0 °F). The average annual rainfall is 1,432.4 mm (56.39 in) with July as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 19.5 °C (67.1 °F), and lowest in January, at around −5.3 °C (22.5 °F).[2]

Climate data for Nobeyama Station, 1991–2020 normals, extremes 1978–present
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 11.9
(53.4)
15.6
(60.1)
20.1
(68.2)
24.9
(76.8)
26.5
(79.7)
28.6
(83.5)
30.7
(87.3)
31.0
(87.8)
29.1
(84.4)
24.9
(76.8)
19.7
(67.5)
16.9
(62.4)
31.0
(87.8)
Average high °C (°F) 0.1
(32.2)
1.1
(34.0)
5.4
(41.7)
12.1
(53.8)
17.2
(63.0)
19.9
(67.8)
23.7
(74.7)
24.7
(76.5)
20.3
(68.5)
14.7
(58.5)
9.6
(49.3)
3.5
(38.3)
12.7
(54.9)
Daily mean °C (°F) −5.3
(22.5)
−4.5
(23.9)
−0.3
(31.5)
5.8
(42.4)
11.0
(51.8)
14.8
(58.6)
18.9
(66.0)
19.5
(67.1)
15.5
(59.9)
9.3
(48.7)
3.8
(38.8)
−1.9
(28.6)
7.2
(45.0)
Average low °C (°F) −12.2
(10.0)
−11.4
(11.5)
−6.4
(20.5)
−0.6
(30.9)
4.9
(40.8)
10.2
(50.4)
15.0
(59.0)
15.5
(59.9)
11.4
(52.5)
4.4
(39.9)
−1.8
(28.8)
−7.9
(17.8)
1.8
(35.2)
Record low °C (°F) −25.1
(−13.2)
−26.0
(−14.8)
−25.3
(−13.5)
−18.7
(−1.7)
−6.6
(20.1)
−1.4
(29.5)
4.8
(40.6)
4.2
(39.6)
−2.2
(28.0)
−8.9
(16.0)
−14.1
(6.6)
−23.1
(−9.6)
−26.0
(−14.8)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 46.6
(1.83)
49.8
(1.96)
93.4
(3.68)
100.6
(3.96)
124.9
(4.92)
172.6
(6.80)
205.6
(8.09)
166.8
(6.57)
204.1
(8.04)
164.6
(6.48)
62.4
(2.46)
41.0
(1.61)
1,432.4
(56.39)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 6.1 6.1 9.7 9.8 10.9 13.7 15.1 13.0 11.9 10.0 7.0 5.8 119.4
Mean monthly sunshine hours 175.7 167.1 179.8 188.3 186.0 127.7 142.2 160.1 124.1 140.2 167.9 175.5 1,933.7
Source 1: JMA[3]
Source 2: JMA[4]

History

The area of present-day Minamimaki was part of ancient Shinano Province. The modern village of Minamimaki was created with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889.

Demographics

Per Japanese census data,[5] the population of Minamimaki has remained relatively steady over the past 50 years.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1940 3,029—    
1950 4,087+34.9%
1960 4,112+0.6%
1970 3,604−12.4%
1980 3,435−4.7%
1990 3,582+4.3%
2000 3,540−1.2%
2010 3,528−0.3%
2020 3,242−8.1%

Politics and Government

Elections

Transportation

Railway

Highway

Local attractions

References

  1. ^ Minamimaki Village official statistics (in Japanese)
  2. ^ Minamimaki climate data
  3. ^ 観測史上1~10位の値(年間を通じての値). JMA. Retrieved February 16, 2022.
  4. ^ 気象庁 / 平年値(年・月ごとの値). JMA. Retrieved February 16, 2022.
  5. ^ Minamimaki population statistics

External links

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


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