Nagiso

Nagiso
南木曽町
Tsumago-juku in Nagiso
Tsumago-juku in Nagiso
Flag of Nagiso
Official seal of Nagiso
Location of Nagiso in Nagano Prefecture
Location of Nagiso in Nagano Prefecture
Nagiso is located in Japan
Nagiso
Nagiso
 
Coordinates: 35°36′13.2″N 137°36′31.8″E / 35.603667°N 137.608833°E / 35.603667; 137.608833Coordinates: 35°36′13.2″N 137°36′31.8″E / 35.603667°N 137.608833°E / 35.603667; 137.608833
CountryJapan
RegionChūbu (Kōshin'etsu)
PrefectureNagano
DistrictKiso
Area
 • Total215.93 km2 (83.37 sq mi)
Population
 (April 2019)
 • Total4,111
 • Density19/km2 (49/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
Phone number0264-57-2001
Address3668-1 Yomikaki, Nagiso-machi, Kiso-gun, Nagano-ken 399-5301
ClimateCfa/Dfa
WebsiteOfficial website
Symbols
FlowerRhododendron
TreeChamaecyparis obtusa
Nagiso Town Hall

Nagiso (南木曽町, Nagiso-machi) is a town located in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 April 2019, the town had an estimated population of 4,111 in 1751 households,[1] and a population density of 19 persons per km². The total area of the town was 215.93 square kilometres (83.37 sq mi). Nagiso is listed as one of The Most Beautiful Villages in Japan.[2]

Geography

Nagiso is located in the Kiso Valley of southwestern Nagano Prefecture, bordered by Gifu Prefecture to the west. The Kiso River flows through the center of the town.

Surrounding municipalities

Climate

The town has a climate characterized by characterized by hot and humid summers, and cold winters (Köppen climate classification Cfa). The average annual temperature in Nagiso is 11.5 °C (52.7 °F). The average annual rainfall is 2,381.2 mm (93.75 in) with July as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 23.5 °C (74.3 °F), and lowest in January, at around −0.6 °C (30.9 °F).[3]

Climate data for Nagiso (1991−2020 normals, extremes 1978−present)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 14.4
(57.9)
18.6
(65.5)
22.8
(73.0)
27.7
(81.9)
30.7
(87.3)
33.0
(91.4)
35.6
(96.1)
35.7
(96.3)
34.0
(93.2)
29.5
(85.1)
22.5
(72.5)
20.8
(69.4)
35.7
(96.3)
Average high °C (°F) 4.6
(40.3)
6.4
(43.5)
11.3
(52.3)
17.3
(63.1)
22.1
(71.8)
24.9
(76.8)
28.3
(82.9)
30.0
(86.0)
25.9
(78.6)
20.0
(68.0)
13.7
(56.7)
7.2
(45.0)
17.6
(63.8)
Daily mean °C (°F) −0.6
(30.9)
0.4
(32.7)
4.6
(40.3)
10.2
(50.4)
15.2
(59.4)
19.0
(66.2)
22.6
(72.7)
23.5
(74.3)
19.8
(67.6)
13.7
(56.7)
7.5
(45.5)
1.9
(35.4)
11.5
(52.7)
Average low °C (°F) −4.5
(23.9)
−4.3
(24.3)
−0.7
(30.7)
4.2
(39.6)
9.5
(49.1)
14.6
(58.3)
18.7
(65.7)
19.5
(67.1)
15.8
(60.4)
9.5
(49.1)
3.2
(37.8)
−1.8
(28.8)
7.0
(44.6)
Record low °C (°F) −14.0
(6.8)
−15.3
(4.5)
−11.5
(11.3)
−5.0
(23.0)
−0.3
(31.5)
5.9
(42.6)
11.8
(53.2)
12.3
(54.1)
5.3
(41.5)
−1.2
(29.8)
−4.2
(24.4)
−10.6
(12.9)
−15.3
(4.5)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 107.5
(4.23)
113.8
(4.48)
182.1
(7.17)
181.0
(7.13)
203.3
(8.00)
298.9
(11.77)
365.8
(14.40)
245.9
(9.68)
264.1
(10.40)
186.2
(7.33)
129.2
(5.09)
111.6
(4.39)
2,381.2
(93.75)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 11.9 9.8 12.2 11.8 12.1 15.5 16.6 13.7 13.1 11.1 9.6 12.0 149.4
Mean monthly sunshine hours 130.6 142.4 168.8 182.9 193.2 148.1 152.8 179.9 146.8 154.8 138.9 130.1 1,872.7
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency[4][3]

History

The area of present-day Nagiso was part of ancient Shinano Province. During the Edo period, the area developed as series of post stations on the Nakasendō highway connecting Edo with Kyoto. The villages of Yomikaki, Tsumagoi and Tadachi merged to form the town of Nagiso on May 1, 1968.

Demographics

Per Japanese census data,[5] the population of Nagiso has remained declined rapidly over the past 60 years.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1940 8,551—    
1950 10,258+20.0%
1960 10,771+5.0%
1970 8,020−25.5%
1980 6,680−16.7%
1990 6,142−8.1%
2000 5,687−7.4%
2010 4,810−15.4%
2020 3,915−18.6%

Education

Nagiso has one public elementary schools and one public middle school operated by the town government, and one high school operated the Nagano Prefectural Board of Education.

Transportation

Railway

Highway

Local attractions

References

  1. ^ Nagiso Town official statistics(in Japanese)
  2. ^ The Most Beautiful Villages in Japan Archived 2015-02-15 at the Wayback Machine (in Japanese)
  3. ^ a b 気象庁 / 平年値(年・月ごとの値). JMA. Retrieved April 24, 2022.
  4. ^ 観測史上1~10位の値(年間を通じての値). JMA. Retrieved April 24, 2022.
  5. ^ Nagiso population statistics

External links

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


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