Futaba, Fukushima

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Futaba
双葉町
Abandoned city
Flag of Futaba
Flag
Location of Futaba in Fukushima Prefecture
Location of Futaba in Fukushima Prefecture
Futaba is located in Japan
Futaba
Futaba
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 37°26′57″N 141°0′45″E / 37.44917°N 141.01250°E / 37.44917; 141.01250Coordinates: 37°26′57″N 141°0′45″E / 37.44917°N 141.01250°E / 37.44917; 141.01250
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Fukushima Prefecture
District Futaba
Area
 • Total 51.40 km2 (19.85 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • Total 0
 • Density 0/km2 (0/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Website www.town.futaba.fukushima.jp

Futaba (双葉町 Futaba-machi?) is an abandoned city in Futaba District, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.

As of 2003, the town had an estimated population of 7,406 and a density of 144.09 /km2 (373.2 /sq mi). The total area is 51.40 km2 (19.85 sq mi).

2011 disaster[edit]

In the March 2011 tsunami, a town official reported that 90% of the houses had been destroyed.[1] Following the subsequent nuclear accident, Futaba fell within the exclusion zone surrounding the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant and was summarily evacuated by the Japanese government.[2]

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