|• Total||45.36 km2 (17.51 sq mi)|
|• Density||290/km2 (750/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
|• Tree||Osmanthus fragrans, Diospyros kaki|
|• Flower||Kerria japonica|
|Address||2183-1 Shimoichida Hiraoka Takamori-machi, Shimoina-gun, Nagano-ken 399-3193|
Takamori (高森町, Takamori-machi) is a town located in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 April 2014[update], the town had an estimated population of 13.067 in 4427 households, and a population density of 290 persons per km2. The total area of the town is 45.36 square kilometres (17.51 sq mi).
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.
Per Japanese census data, the population of Takamori has recently plateaued after several decades of growth.
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.
Takamori is traditionally noted for its production of persimmons. The Yokohama Rubber Company has a plant in Takamori.
Takamori has one public elementary school and one public middle school operated by the town government. The town does not have a high school.
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.
- Takamori Town official statistics(in Japanese)
- Takamori climate data
- Takamori population statistics
- "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.