Nihonmatsu, Fukushima

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Nihonmatsu
二本松市
City
Minowa Gate in Nihonmatsu Castle
Minowa Gate in Nihonmatsu Castle
Location of Nihonmatsu in Fukushima Prefecture
Location of Nihonmatsu in Fukushima Prefecture
Nihonmatsu is located in Japan
Nihonmatsu
Nihonmatsu
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 37°35′N 140°26′E / 37.583°N 140.433°E / 37.583; 140.433Coordinates: 37°35′N 140°26′E / 37.583°N 140.433°E / 37.583; 140.433
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Fukushima Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Keiichi Miho
Area
 • Total 344.65 km2 (133.07 sq mi)
Population (May 1, 2011)
 • Total 59,323
 • Density 170/km2 (450/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Sakura
- Flower Chrysanthemum
- Bird Japanese Bush-warbler
Address 403-1 Kanairo, Nihonmatsu-shi, Fukushima-ken
964-8601
Phone number 0243-23-1111
Website Nihonmatsu City
A view over a pond

Nihonmatsu (二本松市 Nihonmatsu-shi?) is a city located in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on October 1, 1958.

As of May 2011, the city has an estimated population of 59,323[1] and a population density of 170 persons per km². The total area is 344.65 km².

Geography[edit]

Nihonmatsu's Western border consists of the Adatara mountain range. The Abukuma River runs through the eastern part (formerly Towa Town), flowing from south to north.

History[edit]

  • January 1, 1955 - The town of Nihonmatsu absorbed the villages of Shiozawa, Dakeshita, Sugita, Ishii and Ohdaira to create the new town of Nihonmatsu.
  • October 1, 1958 - Nihonmatsu has upgraded from town to city status.
  • December 1, 2005 - Nihonmatsu absorbed the towns of Adachi, Iwashiro and Tōwa (all from Adach District) to create the current and expanded city of Nihonmatsu.

Tourism[edit]

A Monument of Nihonmatsu Boys Manifestation

Sister cities[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Estimated population May 1, 2011". Official Fukushima Prefecture website. Retrieved 29 July 2011. (Japanese)

External links[edit]

Media related to Nihonmatsu, Fukushima at Wikimedia Commons