Takagi, Nagano

Takagi
喬木村
Takagi Village Hall
Takagi Village Hall
Flag of Takagi
Official seal of Takagi
Location of Takagi in Nagano Prefecture
Location of Takagi in Nagano Prefecture
Takagi is located in Japan
Takagi
Takagi
 
Coordinates: 35°30′49.7″N 137°52′25.9″E / 35.513806°N 137.873861°E / 35.513806; 137.873861Coordinates: 35°30′49.7″N 137°52′25.9″E / 35.513806°N 137.873861°E / 35.513806; 137.873861
CountryJapan
RegionChūbu (Kōshin'etsu)
PrefectureNagano
DistrictShimoina
Area
 • Total66.61 km2 (25.72 sq mi)
Population
 (April 2019)
 • Total6,117
 • Density92/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
Symbols 
• TreeGinkgo biloba
• FlowerPrimula japonica
• BirdJapanese bush warbler
Phone number0265-33-2001
Address6664 Kimura, Takagi-mura, Shimoina-gun, Nagano-ken 395-1107
WebsiteOfficial website
Panorama of Takagi Village

Takagi (喬木村, Takagi-mura) is a village located in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 April 2019, the village had an estimated population of 6,117 in 2022 households,[1] and a population density of 92 persons per km². The total area of the village is 66.61 square kilometres (25.72 sq mi).

Geography

Takagi is located in the Ina Valley mountainous southern of Nagano Prefecture, on a river terrace formed by the Tenryū River, which flows through the village.

Surrounding municipalities

Climate

The town has a climate characterized by hot and humid summers, and cold winters (Köppen climate classification Cfa). The average annual temperature in Takagi is 11.9 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1717 mm with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 24.0 °C, and lowest in January, at around -0.0 °C.[2]

Demographics

Per Japanese census data,[3] the population of Takagi has declined slightly in recent decades.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1940 8,786—    
1950 9,828+11.9%
1960 8,422−14.3%
1970 7,385−12.3%
1980 7,224−2.2%
1990 7,242+0.2%
2000 7,089−2.1%
2010 6,692−5.6%
2020 5,973−10.7%

History

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

Economy

The economy of Takagi is primarily agricultural, with strawberries and konjac as notable crops. The village was traditionally known for its production of Japanese umbrellas.

Education

Takagi has two public elementary schools and one public middle school operated by the village government. The village does not have a high school.<ref.Takagi village official home page(in Japanese)</ref>

Transportation

Railway

  • The village does not have any passenger railway service.

Highway

  • The village is not located on any national highway.

References

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

External links

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


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