Awashimaura, Niigata

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Awashimaura
粟島浦村
Village
Awashimaura village hall
Awashimaura village hall
Flag of Awashimaura
Flag
Official seal of Awashimaura
Seal
Location of Awashimaura in Niigata
Location of Awashimaura in Niigata
Awashimaura is located in Japan
Awashimaura
Awashimaura
 
Coordinates: 38°28′5.9″N 139°15′15.8″E / 38.468306°N 139.254389°E / 38.468306; 139.254389Coordinates: 38°28′5.9″N 139°15′15.8″E / 38.468306°N 139.254389°E / 38.468306; 139.254389
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Kōshin'etsu) (Hokuriku)
Prefecture NIigata
District Iwafune
Area
 • Total 9.78 km2 (3.78 sq mi)
Population (June 2016)
 • Total 365
 • Density 37.3/km2 (97/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols  
• Tree Machilus
• Flower Lilium maculatum
Phone number 0254-55-2111
Address 1513-11 Hinomiyama, Awashimaura-mura, Iwafune-gun, Niigata-ken 959-3265
Website www.vill.awashimaura.lg.jp
Uchiura Harbor

Awashimaura (粟島浦村 Awashimaura-mura?) is a village located in Iwafune District, Niigata Prefecture, in the Hokuriku region of Japan. As of 1 June 2016, the village had an estimated population of 365 and a population density of 37.3 persons per km². Its total area was 9.78 square kilometres (3.78 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

The village is located on Awashima Island, located in the Sea of Japan off the coast of Murakami, Niigata, to which it is connected by ferry.

History[edit]

The island of Awashima has been inhabited since prehistoric times, and fragments of Jomon period pottery have been found. During the Edo period, the island pasted between Murakami Domain, Shonai Domain and direct control by the Tokugawa Shogunate several times. During the Boshin War, the Schnell brothers offloaded weapons for Shonai Domain at Awashima. After the Meiji restoration, the village of Asahimaura was created in 1909 as part of Iwafune, District, Niigata Prefecture. The epicentre of the 1964 Niigata earthquake was near Awashima, and many of the buildings in Awashimaura were damaged or destroyed.

Economy[edit]

Awashima Island

The main industries of Awashimaura are seasonal tourism and commercial fishing.

Transportation[edit]

Sea[edit]

  • Awashima Kisen Ferry
    • Iwafune (Murakami) - Uchiura (Awashimaura)

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