Ōmachi, Nagano

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Ōmachi
大町市
City
Flag of Ōmachi
Flag
Location of Ōmachi in Nagano Prefecture
Location of Ōmachi in Nagano Prefecture
Ōmachi is located in Japan
Ōmachi
Ōmachi
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 36°30′N 137°51′E / 36.500°N 137.850°E / 36.500; 137.850Coordinates: 36°30′N 137°51′E / 36.500°N 137.850°E / 36.500; 137.850
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Kōshin'etsu)
Prefecture Nagano Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Tōru Ushikoshi
Area
 • Total 564.99 km2 (218.14 sq mi)
Population (July 2014)
 • Total 29,397
 • Density 52/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Ōyamazakura
- Flower Katakuri
- Bird Ptarmigan
- Others Animal: Japanese Serow
Address 3887, Ōmachi, Ōmachi-shi, Nagano-ken
398-0002
Phone number 0261-22-0420
Website Ōmachi City

Ōmachi (大町市 Ōmachi-shi?) is a city located in Nagano Prefecture, Japan.

As of 2014, the city has an estimated population of 29,397 and a population density of 52 persons per km². The total area is 564.99 km².

The city was founded on July 1, 1954. Ōmachi City is located north of Matsumoto City, also located in Nagano Prefecture.

The National Treasure Nishina Shinmei Shrine is located in Ōmachi. Lake Kizaki is also situated near Ōmachi City.

Geography[edit]

Vast Northern Japanese Alps(or Hida Mountains) of above sea level 3000m ranges to the west of the city. Mountains 1000m near range to the east part.

The Takase River runs through the Matsumoto basin placed between the mountain to the north south.

Three lakes that are called Nishina three lakes (仁科三湖 Nishina-san-ko?) range to the south north in the northern part of the city. Then, it is thought that the Itoigawa-Shizuoka Tectonic Line (ISTL) (糸魚川静岡構造線 Itoigawa Shizuoka Kōzō Sen?) active fault system is running.

It is the only city in the Daihoku District (大北地域 Daihoku-chiiki?), and the urban function of the politics and economics has accumulated.

  • Mountains : Mount Yari (槍ヶ岳 Yari-ga-take?), Mount Noguchigorō (野口五郎岳 Noguchigorō-dake?), Mount Eboshi (烏帽子岳 Eboshi-dake?), Mount Sugoroku (双六岳 Sugoroku-dake?),Mount Otenshō (大天井岳 Otenshō-dake?), Mount Tsubakuro (燕岳 Tsubakuro-dake?), Mount Gaki (餓鬼岳 Gaki-dake?), Mount Harinoki (針ノ木岳 Harinoki-dake?), Mount Renge (蓮華岳 Renge-dake?),Mount Jii (爺ヶ岳 Jii-ga-take?), Mount Kashimayari (鹿島槍ヶ岳 Kashimayari-ga-take?),Mount Goryū (五竜岳 Goryū-dake?),
  • Rivers : Takase River (Nagano)
  • Lakes and marshes : Nishina three lakes (仁科三湖 Nishina-san-ko?) ( Lake Kizaki (木崎湖 Kizaki-ko?), Lake Nakatsuna (中綱湖 Nakatsuna-ko?), Lake Aoki (青木湖 Aoki-ko?) )

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Omachi, Nagano (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 1.4
(34.5)
2.3
(36.1)
6.7
(44.1)
14.9
(58.8)
20.3
(68.5)
23.3
(73.9)
26.6
(79.9)
28.2
(82.8)
23.2
(73.8)
17.3
(63.1)
11.3
(52.3)
4.9
(40.8)
15.1
(59.2)
Average low °C (°F) −7.6
(18.3)
−7.5
(18.5)
−3.9
(25)
1.9
(35.4)
7.8
(46)
12.9
(55.2)
17.0
(62.6)
17.8
(64)
13.7
(56.7)
6.6
(43.9)
0.6
(33.1)
−4.3
(24.3)
4.6
(40.3)
Precipitation mm (inches) 80.3
(3.161)
81.6
(3.213)
98.5
(3.878)
95.3
(3.752)
121.2
(4.772)
165.5
(6.516)
195.8
(7.709)
134.2
(5.283)
168.4
(6.63)
109.8
(4.323)
76.4
(3.008)
70.3
(2.768)
1,397.1
(55.004)
Snowfall cm (inches) 180
(70.9)
147
(57.9)
91
(35.8)
8
(3.1)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
1
(0.4)
9
(3.5)
89
(35)
525
(206.6)
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency[1]

History[edit]

Postal Codes[edit]

All Ōmachi City postal codes start with the prefix 398-

Telephone numbers[edit]

All Ōmachi City telephone numbers start with the prefix 0261 Most telephone numbers will also have the 21 prefix. Dialing from outside of Japan you would dial : 0081 261 21 xxxx Hakuba is also on the 0261 prefix.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "平年値(年・月ごとの値)". Japan Meteorological Agency. 

External links[edit]