Urugi

Urugi
売木村
Urugi Village Hall
Urugi Village Hall
Flag of Urugi
Official seal of Urugi
Location of Urugi in Nagano Prefecture
Location of Urugi in Nagano Prefecture
Urugi is located in Japan
Urugi
Urugi
 
Coordinates: 35°16′15.8″N 137°42′40.3″E / 35.271056°N 137.711194°E / 35.271056; 137.711194Coordinates: 35°16′15.8″N 137°42′40.3″E / 35.271056°N 137.711194°E / 35.271056; 137.711194
CountryJapan
RegionChūbu (Kōshin'etsu)
PrefectureNagano
DistrictShimoina
Area
 • Total43.43 km2 (16.77 sq mi)
Population
 (April 2019)
 • Total552
 • Density13/km2 (33/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
Symbols 
• TreeLilium japanicum
• FlowerFritillaria camschatcensis
• BirdJapanese robin
Phone number0260-28-2311
Address968-1, Urugi-mura, Shimoina-gun, Nagano-ken 399-1601
WebsiteOfficial website
Urugi Village

Urugi (売木村, Urugi-mura) is a village located in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 April 2019, the village had an estimated population of 552 in 274 households,[1] and a population density of 13 persons per km². The total area of the village is 43.43 square kilometres (16.77 sq mi).

Geography

Urugi is located mountainous southern border of Nagano Prefecture with Aichi Prefecture at an altitude of 800 meters, surrounded by 1000 meter mountains. Over 80 percent of the village area is forested. The Iwakura Dam is located in Urugi.

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 Urugi is 11.0 °C. The average annual rainfall is 2106 mm with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 22.8 °C, and lowest in January, at around -0.7 °C.[2]

Demographics

Per Japanese census data,[3] the population of Urugi has decreased over the past 70 years.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1950 1,469—    
1960 1,320−10.1%
1970 1,024−22.4%
1980 828−19.1%
1990 743−10.3%
2000 741−0.3%
2010 656−11.5%
2020 548−16.5%

History

The area of present-day Urugi was part of ancient Shinano Province. The village of Toyo was established on April 1, 1889 with the establishment of the modern municipalities system. Toyo Village dissolved on July 1, 1948, with a portion annexed by neighboring Anan, and the remainder becoming the village of Urugi.

Economy

The economy of Urugi is agricultural, with corn, rice, shiitake and scallions as main crops.

Education

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

Transportation

Railway

  • The village does not have any passenger railway service

Highway

References

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

External links

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


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