Aizubange Town Hall
Location of Aizubange in Fukushima Prefecture
|• Total||91.65 km2 (35.39 sq mi)|
|Population (September 2014)|
|• Density||180/km2 (500/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|• Bird||Japanese bush warbler|
|Address||3662 Sanban-ko Ichinaka, Aizubange-machi, Kawanuma-gun, Fukushima-ken 969-6547|
Aizubange (会津坂下町 Aizubange-machi?) is a town located in Kawanuma District, Fukushima Prefecture, in northern Honshū, Japan. As of September 2014, the town had an estimated population of 16,458 and a population density of 180 persons per km2. The total area was 91.65 km2.
Aizubange is located in the northern portion of the Aizu region of Fukushima Prefecture, in a valley bordered by the Tadami River and the Agakawa River. The climate is like many other parts of northern Japan, with cold winters and snowfall averaging 2 meters.
- Mountains : Mount Takadera
- Rivers : Tadami River, Agakawa
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The area of present-day Aizubange was part of ancient Mutsu Province. The area formed part of the holdings of Aizu Domain during the Edo period. After the Meiji Restoration, the area was organized as part of Kawanuma District. Fukushima Prefecture.
The modern town of Aizubange was founded on April 1, 1955 by the merger of the town of Bange with the Wakamiya, Kanagami, Hirose, Kawanishi and Yawata.
The economy of Aizubange is centered on the production of rice, with much of the town area under paddy fields.
- Kamegamori-Chinjumori Kofun (National Historic Site)
- site of Jingamine Castle (National Historic Site)
- Eryu-ji – Buddhist temple with Important Cultural Property Kannon-do.
Noted people from Aizubange
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