Nagaizumi

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Nagaizumi
長泉町
Town
Shizuoka Cancer Center in Nagaizumi
Shizuoka Cancer Center in Nagaizumi
Flag of Nagaizumi
Flag
Official seal of Nagaizumi
Seal
Location of Nagaizumi in Shizuoka Prefecture
Location of Nagaizumi in Shizuoka Prefecture
Nagaizumi is located in Japan
Nagaizumi
Nagaizumi
 
Coordinates: 35°8′N 138°54′E / 35.133°N 138.900°E / 35.133; 138.900Coordinates: 35°8′N 138°54′E / 35.133°N 138.900°E / 35.133; 138.900
Country Japan
Region Chūbu
Tōkai
Prefecture Shizuoka Prefecture
District Suntō
Area
 • Total 26.51 km2 (10.24 sq mi)
Population (June 2012)
 • Total 41,548
 • Density 1,570/km2 (4,100/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Ternstroemia gymnanthera
- Flower Satsuki azalea
Phone number 055-989-5500
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.

Geography[edit]

Nagaizumi is located in east-central Shizuoka Prefecture, south of Mount Fuji, and north of Izu Peninsula. The area has a temperate maritime climate with hot, humid summers and mild, cool winters.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

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.

Economy[edit]

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.

Transportation[edit]

Although the Tōmei Expressway and the Tōkaidō Shinkansen both pass through Nagaizumi, the town is not served by either an interchange or station.

Highway[edit]

Railroad[edit]

Sister City relations[edit]

Points of interest[edit]

Noted people from Nagaizumi[edit]

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