Takamori, Nagano

Takamori
高森町
Takamori Town Hall
Takamori Town Hall
Flag of Takamori
Official seal of Takamori
Location of Takamori in Nagano Prefecture
Location of Takamori in Nagano Prefecture
Takamori is located in Japan
Takamori
Takamori
 
Coordinates: 35°33′5.5″N 137°52′42.6″E / 35.551528°N 137.878500°E / 35.551528; 137.878500Coordinates: 35°33′5.5″N 137°52′42.6″E / 35.551528°N 137.878500°E / 35.551528; 137.878500
CountryJapan
RegionChūbu (Kōshin'etsu)
PrefectureNagano
DistrictShimoina
Area
 • Total45.36 km2 (17.51 sq mi)
Population
 (April 2019)
 • Total13,067
 • Density290/km2 (750/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
Symbols 
• TreeOsmanthus fragrans, Diospyros kaki
• FlowerKerria japonica
Phone number0265-35-3111
Address2183-1 Shimoichida Hiraoka Takamori-machi, Shimoina-gun, Nagano-ken 399-3193
WebsiteOfficial website
Takamori landscape

Takamori (高森町, Takamori-machi) is a town located in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 April 2014, the town had an estimated population of 13.067 in 4427 households,[1] and a population density of 290 persons per km2. The total area of the town is 45.36 square kilometres (17.51 sq mi).

Geography

Takamori is in the mountainous south of Nagano Prefecture, in a valley formed by the Tenryu River between the Kiso Mountains and the Akaishi Mountains

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 Takamori is 13.2 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1628 mm with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 25.5 °C, and lowest in January, at around 1.3 °C.[2]

Demographics

Per Japanese census data,[3] the population of Takamori has recently plateaued after several decades of growth.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1940 10,213—    
1950 12,295+20.4%
1960 10,627−13.6%
1970 9,885−7.0%
1980 11,488+16.2%
1990 12,232+6.5%
2000 12,528+2.4%
2010 13,214+5.5%
2020 12,811−3.0%

History

The area of present-day Takamori was part of ancient Shinano Province. The modern town was established on July 1, 1956, by the merger of the villages of Ichida and Yamabuki.

Economy

Takamori is traditionally noted for its production of persimmons. The Yokohama Rubber Company has a plant in Takamori.

Education

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

Transportation

Railway

Highway

Sister cities

In popular culture

In Season 6 of the animated spy comedy Archer, holdout soldier Sato Kentaro encounters the titular character in the jungles of Borneo. Ensuing discussion reveals that Sato, his wife, and young daughter lived in Takamori before the outbreak of World War II.

References

  1. ^ Takamori Town official statistics(in Japanese)
  2. ^ Takamori climate data
  3. ^ Takamori population statistics
  4. ^ "友好都市長野県・高森町". Omaezaki City (in Japanese). 1 December 2015. Archived from the original on 11 September 2017. Retrieved 22 September 2019.

External links

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


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