Aoki, Nagano

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Aoki
青木村
Village
Aoki Village Hall
Aoki Village Hall
Flag of Aoki
Flag
Official seal of Aoki
Seal
Location of Aoki in Nagano Prefecture
Location of Aoki in Nagano Prefecture
Aoki is located in Japan
Aoki
Aoki
 
Coordinates: 36°22′11.9″N 138°7′42.7″E / 36.369972°N 138.128528°E / 36.369972; 138.128528Coordinates: 36°22′11.9″N 138°7′42.7″E / 36.369972°N 138.128528°E / 36.369972; 138.128528
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Kōshin'etsu)
Prefecture Nagano
District Chiisagata
Area
 • Total 57.10 km2 (22.05 sq mi)
Population (October 2016)
 • Total 4,337
 • Density 76/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols  
• Tree Juniperus rigida
• Flower Iris sanguinea
• Bird Green pheasant
• Fish Salvelinus
Phone number 0268-49-0111
Address 111 Tarawa, Aoki-mura, Chiisagata-gun, Nagano-ken 386-1601
Website www.vill.aoki.nagano.jp
Shionoiri Pond in Aoki

Aoki (青木村 Aoki-mura?) is a village located in Chiisagata District in central Nagano Prefecture, in the Chūbu region of Japan. As of 1 October 2016, the village had an estimated population of 4,337 and a population density of 76 persons per km². Its total area was 57.10 square kilometres (22.05 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Aoki is located in the centre of Nagano Prefecture, in a basin surrounded my mountains on three sides. The village is at an average elevation of between 500 and 850 meters, with approximately 80% of the village area covered in mountains and forests. Around 10% of the village area is agricultural, with rice, mushrooms and horticulture as the main agricultural activities. [1]

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area of present-day Aoki was part of ancient Shinano Province. The area was part of the holdings of Ueda Domain during the Edo period. The modern village of Aoki was established on April 1, 1889 by the establishment of the municipalities system.

Education[edit]

Aoki has one public elementary school and one public middle school. The village does not have a high school.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Since the discontinuation of the Ueda Onsen Electric Railway's Aoki Line in 1938, the village had not had passenger railway service.

Highway[edit]

Sister City relations[edit]

Noted people from Aoki[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Aoki Village homepage Profile of Aoki Village (Japanese)

External links[edit]