Location of Hinohara in Tokyo Metropolis
|• Total||105.42 km2 (40.70 sq mi)|
|Population (January 1, 2006)|
|• Density||29/km2 (75/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|Website||Village of Hinohara|
Hinohara (檜原村 or 桧原村 Hinohara-mura?) is a municipality in Nishitama District, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan. It is the only administrative unit left in the non-insular area of Tokyo that is still classified as a village. Hinohara has population of 3,043 (as of January 1, 2006), an area of 105.42 km², and a population density of 28.9/km².
Hinohara lies in the mountainous upper reaches of the Akigawa, a tributary of the Tama River. The highest point is the summit of Mount Mitō at 1528 m. 93% of its area is forest.
Motoshuku, at the confluence of the north and south branches of the Akigawa, is the center of the village and is where the village offices are located.
Mountains in Hinohara include Shōtō (990 m), Ichimichi (795 m), Kariyose (687 m), Usuki (842), and Ōdake (1267 m).
Communities surrounding Hinohara are: to the east, Hachiōji and Akiruno and, to the north, (Okutama) in Tokyo; to the west, Fujino in Kanagawa Prefecture; and to the south, Uenohara in Yamanashi Prefecture.
Hinohara was established in 1889.
Hinohara has a village mayor and 70 employees.
The principal industry of Hinohara is forestry.
The village has one elementary school and one junior high school.
The school district operates the following high schools in Ōme:
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