Shizuoka Cancer Center in Nagaizumi
Location of Nagaizumi in Shizuoka Prefecture
|• Total||26.51 km2 (10.24 sq mi)|
|Population (June 2012)|
|• Density||1,570/km2 (4,100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Ternstroemia gymnanthera|
|- Flower||Satsuki azalea|
|Website||Town of Nagaizumi|
Nagaizumi (長泉町 Nagaizumi-chō?) is a town located in Suntō District, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. As of June 2012, the town has an estimated population of 41,548 and a population density of 1,570 persons per km². The total area is 26.51 km².
Nagaizumi is located in the far eastern portion of former Suruga Province, and was largely tenryō territory under direct control of the Tokugawa shogunate in the Edo period. During the reform of the early Meiji period on April 1, 1888 the area was reorganized into the village of Nagaizumi through the merger of 10 small hamlets. Nagaizumi achieved town status on April 1, 1960.
Nagaizumi is host to numerous industries, including paper mills, and chemical plants. Large factories are operated by Toray Industries, Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co., Ltd., Toho Tenax, Tokushu Paper Mfg. Co., Ltd., and Olympus Corporation. Nagaizumi also serves as a bedroom community for the industrial zones in neighoring Mishima and Numazu. Agricultural products of Nagaizumi include persimmons, Japanese mountain yam, white Welsh Onions and Muskmelon.
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