Agematsu, Nagano

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Agematsu

上松町
Agematsu Town Hall
Agematsu Town Hall
Flag of Agematsu
Flag
Official seal of Agematsu
Seal
Location of Agematsu in Nagano Prefecture
Location of Agematsu in Nagano Prefecture
Agematsu is located in Japan
Agematsu
Agematsu
 
Coordinates: 35°47′2.6″N 137°41′39.2″E / 35.784056°N 137.694222°E / 35.784056; 137.694222Coordinates: 35°47′2.6″N 137°41′39.2″E / 35.784056°N 137.694222°E / 35.784056; 137.694222
CountryJapan
RegionChūbu (Kōshin'etsu)
PrefectureNagano
DistrictKiso
Area
 • Total168.42 km2 (65.03 sq mi)
Population
 (March 2019)
 • Total4,451
 • Density26/km2 (68/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
Symbols 
• TreeChamaecyparis obtusa
• FlowerMagnolia sieboldii, Lilium
• BirdJapanese robin
Phone number0264-52-2001
Address2-13 Eki-mae dori, Agematsu-machi, Kiso-gun, Nagano-ken 399-5603
WebsiteOfficial website
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Agematsu (上松町, Agematsu-machi) is a town located in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. As of 31 March 2019, the town had an estimated population of 4,451 in 2091 households [1], and a population density of 26 persons per km². The total area of the town is 168.42 square kilometres (65.03 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Agematsu is located in a mountainous area of south-western Nagano Prefecture, bordered by the Kiso Mountains to the north. The Kiso River flows through the town.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Per Japanese census data,[2] the population of Agematsu has been declining steady over the past 60 years.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1940 7,943—    
1950 9,031+13.7%
1960 9,643+6.8%
1970 8,424−12.6%
1980 7,654−9.1%
1990 6,997−8.6%
2000 6,376−8.9%
2010 5,246−17.7%

Climate[edit]

The town has a climate characterized by characterized by hot and humid summers, and cold winters (Köppen climate classification Cfa). The average annual temperature in Agematsu is 10.1 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1676 mm with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 22.8 °C, and lowest in January, at around -2.2 °C.[3]

History[edit]

The area of present-day Agematsu was part of ancient Shinano Province. Agematsu-juku developed as a post station on the Nakasendō highway connected Edo with Kyoto in the Edo period. The modern village of Komagane was established on April 1, 1889 by the establishment of the municipalities system. The village was divided into the towns of Komagane and Agematsu on September 3, 1922.

Education[edit]

The town has one public elementary school and one public middle school operated by the town government. The town does not have a high school. The Institute for Space–Earth Environmental Research of Nagoya University is located in Agematsu.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

Notable People[edit]

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