Chōsei Village hall
Location of Chōsei in Chiba Prefecture
|• Total||28.32 km2 (10.93 sq mi)|
|Population (April 2012)|
|• Density||518/km2 (1,340/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Flower||Calystegia soldanella|
|Address||1-77 Hongo, Chōsei-mura, Chōsei-gun, Chiba-ken 299-4394|
|Website||Village of Chōsei HP|
Chōsei (長生村 Chōsei-mura?) is a village located in Chōsei District, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. As of 2010, the village had an estimated population of 14,681 and a population density of 518 persons per km². The total area was 28.32 km².
Chōsei is located on the Pacific coast of central Bōsō Peninsula, encompassing the area of the popular Kujukuri Beach. The area has a warm maritime climate with hot summers and mild winters. The Ichinomiya River empties into the Pacific Ocean at Kujukuri Beach in Chōsei.
Chōsei Village was created on November 3, 1953 from the merger of the hamlets of Hitotsumatsu, Yatsumi and Takane. Some minor territorial adjustments were made with neighboring Ichinomiya in 1954 and 1955.
The primary industry of Chōsei is small-scale horticulture, and the growing of fruits.
Within the village, there is a junior high school (Chosei Junior High School) and 3 elementary schools (Yatsumi Elementary School, Takane Elementary School and Hitotsumatsu Elementary School). The village participates in the Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme (JET) and as of 2007, has employed 6 ALTs, 4 American, 1 British, and 1 New Zealander.
- Kujukuri Toll Road
- Japan National Route 128
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