Tateshina, Nagano

Tateshina
立科町
Tateshina Town Hall
Tateshina Town Hall
Flag of Tateshina
Official seal of Tateshina
Location of Tateshina in Nagano Prefecture
Location of Tateshina in Nagano Prefecture
Tateshina is located in Japan
Tateshina
Tateshina
 
Coordinates: 36°16′19.2″N 138°18′57.3″E / 36.272000°N 138.315917°E / 36.272000; 138.315917Coordinates: 36°16′19.2″N 138°18′57.3″E / 36.272000°N 138.315917°E / 36.272000; 138.315917
CountryJapan
RegionChūbu (Kōshin'etsu)
PrefectureNagano
DistrictKitasaku
Area
 • Total66.87 km2 (25.82 sq mi)
Population
 (April 2019)
 • Total7,147
 • Density110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
Phone number0267-57-2311
Address2532 Ashida, Tateshina-machi, Kitasaku-gun, Nagano-ken 384-2305, Japan
ClimateDfa
WebsiteOfficial website
Symbols
BirdGreen pheasant
FlowerLily of the valley
TreeBetula platyphylla
Lake Megami in Tateshina

Tateshina (立科町, Tateshina-machi) is a town located in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 April 2019, the town had an estimated population of 7,147 in 2834 households,[1] and a population density of 110 persons per km². The total area of the town is 66.87 square kilometres (25.82 sq mi). Tateshina is famous for its apple orchards.

Geography

Tateshina is located in the Tateshina Mountainous of central Nagano Prefecture.

Surrounding municipalities

Climate

The town has a climate characterized by hot and humid summers, and cold winters (Köppen climate classification Dwa). The average annual temperature in Tateshina is 10.4 °C (50.7 °F). The average annual rainfall is 1,069.8 mm (42.12 in) with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 23.0 °C (73.4 °F), and lowest in January, at around −2.1 °C (28.2 °F).[2]

Climate data for Tateshina (1991−2020 normals, extremes 1978−present)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 15.7
(60.3)
19.4
(66.9)
25.1
(77.2)
29.6
(85.3)
32.7
(90.9)
33.1
(91.6)
35.0
(95.0)
35.6
(96.1)
33.3
(91.9)
28.9
(84.0)
23.7
(74.7)
21.7
(71.1)
35.6
(96.1)
Average high °C (°F) 3.3
(37.9)
4.6
(40.3)
9.4
(48.9)
16.1
(61.0)
21.5
(70.7)
24.4
(75.9)
28.3
(82.9)
29.4
(84.9)
24.4
(75.9)
18.2
(64.8)
12.5
(54.5)
6.5
(43.7)
16.6
(61.8)
Daily mean °C (°F) −2.1
(28.2)
−1.2
(29.8)
2.8
(37.0)
8.9
(48.0)
14.6
(58.3)
18.5
(65.3)
22.3
(72.1)
23.0
(73.4)
18.6
(65.5)
12.2
(54.0)
6.2
(43.2)
0.7
(33.3)
10.4
(50.7)
Average low °C (°F) −8.0
(17.6)
−7.3
(18.9)
−3.3
(26.1)
1.8
(35.2)
8.3
(46.9)
13.8
(56.8)
17.9
(64.2)
18.5
(65.3)
14.2
(57.6)
7.4
(45.3)
0.5
(32.9)
−4.7
(23.5)
4.9
(40.9)
Record low °C (°F) −19.0
(−2.2)
−20.7
(−5.3)
−15.6
(3.9)
−11.2
(11.8)
−2.9
(26.8)
3.9
(39.0)
9.6
(49.3)
9.7
(49.5)
2.4
(36.3)
−3.4
(25.9)
−10.9
(12.4)
−17.4
(0.7)
−20.7
(−5.3)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 33.7
(1.33)
35.9
(1.41)
67.8
(2.67)
69.7
(2.74)
90.7
(3.57)
130.6
(5.14)
150.6
(5.93)
118.8
(4.68)
159.5
(6.28)
132.1
(5.20)
50.9
(2.00)
29.7
(1.17)
1,069.8
(42.12)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 5.1 5.7 8.3 8.5 9.2 11.5 13.3 10.3 10.6 8.6 6.3 5.5 102.9
Mean monthly sunshine hours 183.1 182.3 195.5 206.1 216.3 161.5 169.1 200.0 149.8 157.6 171.3 172.4 2,164.8
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency[3][2]

History

The area of present-day Tateshina was part of ancient Shinano Province, and Ashida-shuku developed as a post station on the Nakasendō highway connecting Edo with Kyoto. The village of Ashida, Yokotori and Mitsuwa were created with the establishment of the modern municipalities system on April 1, 1889. These three villages merged to form the village of Tateshina on April 1, 1955. Tateshina was raised to town status on October 1, 1953.

Demographics

Per Japanese census data,[4] the population of Tateshina has declined in recent decades.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1960 9,756—    
1970 8,301−14.9%
1980 8,347+0.6%
1990 8,680+4.0%
2000 8,609−0.8%
2010 7,709−10.5%
2020 6,612−14.2%

Education

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

Transportation

Railway

  • The town does not have any passenger rail service.

Highway

Sister City

Local attractions

References

  1. ^ Tateshina Town official statistics(in Japanese)
  2. ^ a b 気象庁 / 平年値(年・月ごとの値). JMA. Retrieved April 19, 2022.
  3. ^ 観測史上1~10位の値(年間を通じての値). JMA. Retrieved April 19, 2022.
  4. ^ Tateshina population statistics
  5. ^ "Sister cities for 40 years".

External links

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


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