Tanagura, Fukushima

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Tanagura
棚倉町
Town
Tanagura Town Hall
Tanagura Town Hall
Flag of Tanagura
Flag
Official seal of Tanagura
Seal
Location of Tanagura in Fukushima Prefecture
Location of Tanagura in Fukushima Prefecture
Tanagura is located in Japan
Tanagura
Tanagura
 
Coordinates: 37°01′47.5″N 140°22′46.5″E / 37.029861°N 140.379583°E / 37.029861; 140.379583Coordinates: 37°01′47.5″N 140°22′46.5″E / 37.029861°N 140.379583°E / 37.029861; 140.379583
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Fukushima Prefecture
District Higashishirakawa District
Area
 • Total 159.82 km2 (61.71 sq mi)
Population (November 2014)
 • Total 14,446
 • Density 90.4/km2 (234/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Japanese Red Pine
- Flower Azalea
Phone number 0247-33-3111
Address 33 Nakayano, Tanagura, Tanagura-machi, Higashishirakawa-gun, Fukushima-ken 963-6131
Website Official HP

Tanagura (棚倉町 Tanagura-machi?) is a town located in Higashishirakawa District, Fukushima Prefecture, in northern Honshū, Japan. As of November 2014, the town had an estimated population of 14,446 and a population density of 90.4 persons per km². The total area was 159.82  km².

Geography[edit]

Tanagura is located in the southernmost portion of Fukushima prefecture, bordering on Tochigi Prefecture to the west and Ibaraki Prefecture to the south.

  • Mountains: Yamizosan (1021.8m)
  • Rivers: Kujigawa

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area of present-day Tanagura was part of ancient Mutsu Province. The area formed part of the holdings of Tanagura Domain, in the Edo period. After the Meiji Restoration, it was organized as part of Nakadōri region of Iwaki Province.

Modern Tanagura Town was formed on April 1, 1889 with the creation of the municipalities system. The town expanded on January 1, 1950 by the annexation of the neighboring villages of Yashirogawa, Chikaatsu, Yamaoka and Takano.

Economy[edit]

Tanagura has mixed economy with agriculture and precision manufacturing predominating.

Education[edit]

High schools[edit]

  • Tanagura High School
  • Fukushima Prefectural Higashishirakawa Commercial High School

Junior High school[edit]

  • Tanagura Junior High School

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

International relations[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Tanagura, Fukushima at Wikimedia Commons