Tsumagoi, Gunma

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Tsumagoi
嬬恋村
Village
Tsumagoi village office
Tsumagoi village office
Flag of Tsumagoi
Flag
Official seal of Tsumagoi
Seal
Location of Tsumagoi in Gunma Prefecture
Location of Tsumagoi in Gunma Prefecture
Tsumagoi is located in Japan
Tsumagoi
Tsumagoi
 
Coordinates: 36°31′0.6″N 138°31′48.5″E / 36.516833°N 138.530139°E / 36.516833; 138.530139Coordinates: 36°31′0.6″N 138°31′48.5″E / 36.516833°N 138.530139°E / 36.516833; 138.530139
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Gunma Prefecture
District Agatsuma
Area
 • Total 337.58 km2 (130.34 sq mi)
Population (February 2015)
 • Total 9,691
 • Density 28.7/km2 (74/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Silver birch
- Flower Japanese Gentian
- Fish Oncorhynchus masou
Phone number 0279-96-0511
Address 110 Ōaza Ōmae, Tsumagoi-mura, Agatsuma-gun, Gunma-ken 377-1692
Website Official website

Tsumagoi (嬬恋村 Tsumagoi-mura?) is a village located in Agatsuma District of west-central Gunma Prefecture in the northern Kantō region of Japan. As of February 2015, the village had an estimated population of 9,691 and a population density of 28.7 persons per km². Its total area was 337.51 km².

Geography[edit]

Tsumagoi is situated on the northwestern corner of Gunma Prefecture, touching Nagano Prefecture to the north, south, and west. Because of its elevated location and the ash deposits of Mount Asama, Tsumagoi is fit and well known for growing cabbages. It has a cool climate, with an average yearly temperature of 8℃.[1][2]

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Tsumagoi
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Daily mean °C (°F) −4.6
(23.7)
−4.3
(24.3)
−0.9
(30.4)
5.7
(42.3)
10.9
(51.6)
14.7
(58.5)
18.6
(65.5)
19.5
(67.1)
15.3
(59.5)
9.1
(48.4)
3.6
(38.5)
−1.5
(29.3)
7.2
(45)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 49.0
(1.929)
60.9
(2.398)
102.5
(4.035)
106.9
(4.209)
138.7
(5.461)
180.8
(7.118)
208.7
(8.217)
175.9
(6.925)
232.3
(9.146)
133.8
(5.268)
74.5
(2.933)
42.6
(1.677)
1,506.6
(59.315)
Source: 気象庁[3]

History[edit]

Numerous Jomon period remains have been found in Tsumagoi, although later Yayoi period artifacts are almost non-existent, as the area is not suitable for rice cultivation. During the Edo period, the area around Tsumagoi was part of the hatamoto-administered territory within Kōzuke Province. With the creation of the municipalities system after the Meiji Restoration on April 1, 1889, the village of Tsumagoi was created within Agatsuma District of Gunma Prefecture.

Economy[edit]

Tsumgoi Cabbage and Mount Asama

The economy of Tsumagoi is primarily agricultural, with cabbages forming the most noted local crop. Seasonal tourism primarily in connection with its onsen hot spring resorts and ski resorts are also major contributors to the local economy.

Education[edit]

Senior high schools[edit]

  • Tsumagoi High School

Junior high schools[edit]

  • Nishi Junior High School
  • Higashi Junior High School

Elementary schools[edit]

  • Higashi Elementary School
  • Tashiro Elementary School
  • Nishi Elementary School
  • Hoshimata Elementary School
  • Kanbara Elementary School

Transportation[edit]

Train[edit]

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

The main draw of tourists to Tsumagoi are the onsen (natural hot spring) resorts, some of which are also associated with ski resorts. There are two major hot spring resort areas within the town.

  • Manza Onsen and ski resort
  • Kazawa Onsen and ski resort
  • Tsumagoi Onsen
  • Handeki Onsen

Noted people from Tsumagoi[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 沿革
  2. ^ 考える社会科地図 Kangaeru Shakaika Chizu. 四谷大塚出版 Yotsuya-Ōtsuka Shuppan. 2005. p. 57. 
  3. ^ 気象庁(田代の平年値) "気象庁". Retrieved 2014-12-18. 

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