Asahi, Toyama

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Asahi
朝日町
Town
Asahi Town Hall
Asahi Town Hall
Flag of Asahi
Flag
Official seal of Asahi
Seal
Location of Asahi in Toyama Prefecture
Location of Asahi in Toyama Prefecture
Asahi is located in Japan
Asahi
Asahi
 
Coordinates: 36°56′46.2″N 137°33′35.8″E / 36.946167°N 137.559944°E / 36.946167; 137.559944Coordinates: 36°56′46.2″N 137°33′35.8″E / 36.946167°N 137.559944°E / 36.946167; 137.559944
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Hokuriku)
Prefecture Toyama
District Shimoniikawa
Area
 • Total 226.30 km2 (87.37 sq mi)
Population (October 2016)
 • Total 11,936
 • Density 52.7/km2 (136/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols  
• Tree Pinus parviflora
• Flower Azalea
Phone number 0765-83-1100
Address 1133 Michishita, Asahi-machi, Shimoniikawa-gun, Toyama-ken 939-0793
Website www.town.asahi.toyama.jp

Asahi (朝日町?, Asahi-machi) is a town located in Shimoniikawa District, Toyama Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 October 2016, the town had an estimated population of 11,936 and a population density of 52.7 persons per km². Its total area was 226.30 square kilometres (87.37 sq mi). The town claims to be the birthplace of beach volleyball.

Geography[edit]

Asahi is located in north-west Toyama Prefecture, in between the North Alps and the Sea of Japan.

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History[edit]

The area of present-day Asahi was part of ancient Etchū Province. The town of Tomari was created with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. It merged with six surrounding villages to form the town of Asahi on August 1, 1954.

Education[edit]

Asahi has two public elementary schools and one public middle school operated by the town government, and one public high school operated by the Toyama Prefectural Board of Education.

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