Shōwa, Fukushima

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Shōwa
昭和村
Village
Komado wetlands in Shōwa, Fukushima
Komado wetlands in Shōwa, Fukushima
Flag of Shōwa
Flag
Official seal of Shōwa
Seal
Location of Shōwa in Fukushima Prefecture
Location of Shōwa in Fukushima Prefecture
Shōwa is located in Japan
Shōwa
Shōwa
 
Coordinates: 37°20′9″N 139°36′38″E / 37.33583°N 139.61056°E / 37.33583; 139.61056Coordinates: 37°20′9″N 139°36′38″E / 37.33583°N 139.61056°E / 37.33583; 139.61056
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Fukushima Prefecture
District Ōnuma District
Area
 • Total 209.34 km2 (80.83 sq mi)
Population (September 2014)
 • Total 1,332
 • Density 6.36/km2 (16.5/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Phone number 0241-57-2114 
Address 350 Shimo-Nakatsugawa Sumiyoshi 415, Shōwa-mura, Ōnuma-gun, Fukushima-ken 968-0103
Website Official HP

Shōwa (昭和村 Shōwa-mura?) is a village located in Ōnuma District, Fukushima Prefecture, in northern Honshū, Japan. As of September 2014, the village had an estimated population of 1,332 and a population density of 6.36 persons per km². The total area was 209.34 km².

Geography[edit]

Shōwa is located in the western portion of the Aizu region of Fukushima Prefecture. The climate is like many other parts of northern Japan, with cold winters and snowfall averaging 2 meters.

  • Mountains : Mount Hakase
  • Rivers : Nojiri River

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area of present-day Shōwa was part of ancient Mutsu Province and formed part of the holdings of Aizu Domain during the Edo period. After the Meiji Restoration, it was organized as part of Ōnuma District.

Modern Shōwa village was founded on November 23, 1927 through a merger of the villages of Nojiri and Oashi. It was raised to town status on April 1, 1961.

Economy[edit]

Education[edit]

  • Shōwa Village Shōwa Middle School
  • Shōwa Village Shōwa Elementary School

Transportation[edit]

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

  • Komado wetlands

External links[edit]

Media related to Shōwa, Fukushima at Wikimedia Commons