Achi, Nagano

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Achi
阿智村
Village
Achi Village Hall
Achi Village Hall
Flag of Achi
Flag
Official seal of Achi
Seal
Location of Achi in Nagano Prefecture
Location of Achi in Nagano Prefecture
Achi is located in Japan
Achi
Achi
 
Coordinates: 35°26′37.7″N 137°44′51.1″E / 35.443806°N 137.747528°E / 35.443806; 137.747528Coordinates: 35°26′37.7″N 137°44′51.1″E / 35.443806°N 137.747528°E / 35.443806; 137.747528
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Kōshin'etsu)
Prefecture Nagano
District Shimoina
Area
 • Total 214.43 km2 (82.79 sq mi)
Population (October 2016)
 • Total 6,578
 • Density 30.7/km2 (80/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols  
• Tree Aesculus turbinata
• Flower Adonis amurensis
Phone number 0265-43-2220
Address 483 Komaba, Achi-mura, Shimoina-gun, Nagano-ken 395-0303
Website www.vill.achi.nagano.jp
Hirugami Onsen in Achi

Achi (阿智村?, Achi-mura) is a village located in Shimoina District in far southwestern Nagano Prefecture, in the Chūbu region of Japan. As of 1 October 2016, the village had an estimated population of 6,578 and a population density of 30.7 persons per km². Its total area was 214.43 square kilometres (82.79 sq mi). [1]

Geography[edit]

Achi is located in mountainous far southwestern Nagano Prefecture, bordered by Gifu Prefecture to the west. Mount Ena (2191 meters) is on the border of the village with Gifu Prefecture

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area of present-day Achi was part of ancient Shinano Province. The modern villages of Ochi, Chiri and Goka were established on April 1, 1889 by the establishment of the municipalities system. The three villages merged on September 30, 1956 to form the village of Achi. The neighboring village of Namiai was annexed on January 1, 2006.

On March 31, 2009 the village of Seinaiji, also in Shimoina District, was merged into Achi.[2]

Economy[edit]

The economy of Achi is based on agriculture, with Jerusalem artichoke, garlic and Yacón as noted local specialities

Education[edit]

Achi has five public elementary schools and one public middle school operated by the village government. The village has one public high school, which is operated by the Nagano Prefectural Board of Education.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

  • The village has no passenger railway service.

Highway[edit]

Noted people from Achi[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 阿智村の紹介 > 阿智村の概要. Achi official website (in Japanese). Achi Village. Retrieved September 19, 2011. 
  2. ^ http://www.kokudo.or.jp/new/cities/sub/chubu/20.htm Archived April 18, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.

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