A view of downtown Kannami
Location of Kannami in Shizuoka Prefecture
|• Total||65.13 km2 (25.15 sq mi)|
|Population (July 1, 2012)|
|• Density||589/km2 (1,530/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|Address||717-13, Hirai, Kannnami-chō, Tagata-gun, Shizuoka-ken 419-0192|
|Website||Town of Kannami|
Kannami (函南町 Kannami-chō?) is a town located in Tagata District, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. As of July 2012, the town has an estimated population of 38,332 and a population density of 589 persons per km². The total area is 65.13 km².
Kannami is located in an inland area in far eastern Shizuoka Prefecture, in the foothills of the Hakone Mountains. The Kano River passes through the town. Kannami has a temperate maritime climate with hot, humid summers and mild, cool winters.
During the Edo period, all of Izu Province was tenryō territory under direct control of the Tokugawa shogunate. During the cadastral reform of the early Meiji period in 1889, the village of Kannami was created within Tagata District, Shizuoka Prefecture. On April 1, 1962, it was elevated to town status.
The economy of Kannami is primarily based on agriculture. Major products include strawberries, cucumbers and dairy products. The town is also a bedroom community for neighboring Mishima.
Sister city relations
Noted people from Kannami
- Atsuto Uchida – professional soccer player
- Kannami official website (Japanese)
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