Kannami

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Kannami
函南町
Town
A view of downtown Kannami
A view of downtown Kannami
Flag of Kannami
Flag
Official seal of Kannami
Seal
Location of Kannami in Shizuoka Prefecture
Location of Kannami in Shizuoka Prefecture
Kannami is located in Japan
Kannami
Kannami
 
Coordinates: 35°5′N 138°57′E / 35.083°N 138.950°E / 35.083; 138.950Coordinates: 35°5′N 138°57′E / 35.083°N 138.950°E / 35.083; 138.950
Country Japan
Region Chūbu
Tōkai
Prefecture Shizuoka Prefecture
District Tagata
Area
 • Total 65.13 km2 (25.15 sq mi)
Population (September 1, 2014)
 • Total 38,247
 • Density 587/km2 (1,520/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Stewartia
- Flower Sakura
Phone number 055-979-8105
Address 717-13, Hirai, Kannnami-chō, Tagata-gun, Shizuoka-ken 419-0192
Website Town of Kannami
Kannami Town Office

Kannami (函南町 Kannami-chō?) is a town located in Tagata District, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. As of September 2014, the town had an estimated population of 38,247 and a population density of 587 persons per km². The total area was 65.13 km².

Geography[edit]

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.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

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.

Economy[edit]

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.

Transportation[edit]

Highway[edit]

Rail[edit]

Sister city relations[edit]

Noted people from Kannami[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Kannami, Shizuoka at Wikimedia Commons