Aizumisato, Fukushima

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Aizumisato
会津美里町
Town
Aizumisato Town Hall
Aizumisato Town Hall
Flag of Aizumisato
Flag
Official seal of Aizumisato
Seal
Location of Aizumisato in Fukushima Prefecture
Location of Aizumisato in Fukushima Prefecture
Aizumisato is located in Japan
Aizumisato
Aizumisato
 
Coordinates: 37°27′36″N 139°50′28″E / 37.46000°N 139.84111°E / 37.46000; 139.84111Coordinates: 37°27′36″N 139°50′28″E / 37.46000°N 139.84111°E / 37.46000; 139.84111
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Fukushima Prefecture
District Ōnuma District
Area
 • Total 276.37 km2 (106.71 sq mi)
Population (September 2014)
 • Total 21,177
 • Density 76.6/km2 (198/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Styphnolobium japonicum
- Flower Iris sanguinea
- Bird Wagtail
Phone number 0242-55-1122 
Address 3163 Miyakita, Aizumisato-machi, Ōnuma-gun, Fukushima-ken 969-6292
Website Official HP

Aizumisato (会津美里町 Aizumisato-machi?) is a town located in Ōnuma District, Fukushima Prefecture, in northern Honshū, Japan. As of September 2014, the town had an estimated population of 1,332 and a population density of 6.36 persons per km². The total area was 209.34 km².

Geography[edit]

Aizumisato is located in the eastern portion of the Aizu region, in west-central Fukushima Prefecture. The climate is like many other parts of northern Japan, with cold winters and snowfall averaging 2 meters.

  • Mountains : Mount Hakase, Mount Myojindake (1074 m)
  • Rivers : Aka River
  • Lakes : Miyagawa Dam

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area of present-day Aizumisato was part of ancient Mutsu Province and formed part of the holdings of Aizu Domain during the Edo period. After the Meiji Restoration, it was organized as part of Ōnuma District.

The town of Aizumisato was created on October 1, 2005 with the merger of the two towns of Aizutakada and Aizuhongō and the village of Niitsuru, all from Ōnuma District.[1]

Economy[edit]

Education[edit]

  • Fukushima Prefectural Aizumisato High School

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

Sister-city relationships[edit]

Aizumisato has a sister-city relationship with the town of Naraha, also in Fukushima Prefecture. This is a renewal of the relationship Niitsuru had with Naraha prior to the merger.[2]

External links[edit]

Media related to Aizumisato, Fukushima at Wikimedia Commons

References[edit]

  1. ^ "合併後の住居表示について". Retrieved on 22 December 2008. (Japanese)
  2. ^ 姉妹友好都市 - 会津美里町 (Shimai yūkō toshi - Aizumisato), town web site, retrieved on December 22, 2008