Aizubange, Fukushima

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Aizubange
会津坂下町
Town
Aizubange Town Hall
Aizubange Town Hall
Flag of Aizubange
Flag
Official seal of Aizubange
Seal
Location of Aizubange in Fukushima Prefecture
Location of Aizubange in Fukushima Prefecture
Aizubange is located in Japan
Aizubange
Aizubange
 
Coordinates: 37°33′41″N 139°49′18″E / 37.56139°N 139.82167°E / 37.56139; 139.82167Coordinates: 37°33′41″N 139°49′18″E / 37.56139°N 139.82167°E / 37.56139; 139.82167
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Fukushima Prefecture
District Kawanuma District
Area
 • Total 91.65 km2 (35.39 sq mi)
Population (September 2014)
 • Total 16,458
 • Density 180/km2 (500/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Sakura
- Flower Chrysanthemum
- Bird Japanese Bush Warbler
Phone number 0242-84-1503
Address 3662 Sanban-ko Ichinaka, Aizubange-machi, Kawanuma-gun, Fukushima-ken 969-6547
Website

Aizubange (会津坂下町 Aizubange-machi?) is a town located in Kawanuma District, Fukushima Prefecture, in northern Honshū, Japan. As of September 2014, the town had an estimated population of 16,458 and a population density of 180 persons per km². The total area was 91.65 km².

Geography[edit]

Aizubange is located in the northern portion of the Aizu region of Fukushima Prefecture, in a valley bordered by the Tadami River and the Agakawa River. The climate is like many other parts of northern Japan, with cold winters and snowfall averaging 2 meters.

  • Mountains : Mount Takadera
  • Rivers : Tadami River, Agakawa

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area of present-day Aizubange was part of ancient Mutsu Province. The area formed part of the holdings of Aizu Domain during the Edo period. After the Meiji Restoration, the area was organized as part of Kawanuma District. Fukushima Prefecture.

The modern town of Aizubange was founded on April 1, 1955 by the merger of the town of Bange with the Wakamiya, Kanagami, Hirose, Kawanishi and Yawata.

Economy[edit]

The economy of Aizubange is centered around the production of rice, with much of the town area under paddy fields.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

  • Kamegamori-Chinjumori Kofun (National Historic Site)
  • site of Jingamine Castle (National Historic Site)
  • Eryu-ji – Buddhist temple with Important Cultural Property Kannon-do.

Noted people from Aizubange[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Aizubange, Fukushima at Wikimedia Commons