Location of Kitashiobara in Fukushima Prefecture
|• Total||233.94 km2 (90.32 sq mi)|
|Population (February 1, 2008)|
|• Density||15/km2 (38/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|Website||Village of Kitashiobara|
The village was created in the merging of three villages, Kitayama, Ōshio, and Hibara on March 31, 1954.
Kitayama consists of three areas, named after the former villages. The western portion, Hibara, has a higher elevation than the other two areas, most of it between 800m and 1000m. Also, Lake Hibara in Hibara is located in the Bandai-Asahi National Park. It was created in 1888 during the eruption of Mount Bandai. Oguni-numa, a swamp, is reserved by the government as a natural monument. The climate is like many other parts of northern Japan, with cold winters and snowfall averaging 2m.
Media related to Kitashiobara, Fukushima at Wikimedia Commons
- Kitashiobara official website (Japanese)
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