Chikuhoku, Nagano

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Chikuhoku
筑北村
Village
Chikuhoku Village Hall
Chikuhoku Village Hall
Flag of Chikuhoku
Flag
Official seal of Chikuhoku
Seal
Location of Chikuhoku in Nagano Prefecture
Location of Chikuhoku in Nagano Prefecture
Chikuhoku is located in Japan
Chikuhoku
Chikuhoku
 
Coordinates: 36°25′34.8″N 138°0′55″E / 36.426333°N 138.01528°E / 36.426333; 138.01528Coordinates: 36°25′34.8″N 138°0′55″E / 36.426333°N 138.01528°E / 36.426333; 138.01528
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Kōshin'etsu)
Prefecture Nagano
District Higashichikuma
Area
 • Total 99.47 km2 (38.41 sq mi)
Population (October 2016)
 • Total 4,485
 • Density 45.1/km2 (117/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols  
Phone number 0263-66-2111
Address 2187 Sakakita, Chikuhoku-mura, Higashichikuma-gun, Nagano-ken 399-7601
Website www.vill.chikuhoku.lg.jp
Higashijo Reservoir

Chikuhoku (筑北村 Chikuhoku-mura?) is a village located in Higashichikuma District in central Nagano Prefecture, in the Chūbu region of Japan. As of 1 October 2016, the village had an estimated population of 4,485 and a population density of 45.1 persons per km².[1] Its total area was 99.47 square kilometres (38.41 sq mi).[2]

Geography[edit]

Chikuhoku is located in the centre of Nagano Prefecture in the Matsumoto Basin. Higashijo Dam and Onikuma Dam ae located in Chikuhoku.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area of present-day Chikuhoku was part of ancient Shinano Province. Most of the area was under the control of Matsumoto Domain during the Edo period. The villages of Honjō, Sakakita, and Sakai were created with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. The village of Chikuhoku was incorporated on October 11, 2005 by a merger of the three villages.[3]

Education[edit]

Chikuhoku has three public elementary schools and one public middle school operated by the village government, and one middle school operated jointly between Chikuhoku and neighboring Omi village. The village does not have a high school.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

  • Site of Aoyagi Castle

Noted people from Chikuhoku[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Village of Chikuhoku. 筑北村の人口 (in Japanese). Retrieved October 16, 2007. 
  2. ^ Village of Chikuhoku. 位置及び地勢 (in Japanese). Retrieved October 16, 2007. 
  3. ^ Village of Chikuhoku. 合併の歴史 (in Japanese). Retrieved October 16, 2007. 

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