Chikuhoku Village Hall
Location of Chikuhoku in Nagano Prefecture
|• Total||99.47 km2 (38.41 sq mi)|
|Population (October 2016)|
|• Density||45.1/km2 (117/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|Address||2187 Sakakita, Chikuhoku-mura, Higashichikuma-gun, Nagano-ken 399-7601|
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[update], the village had an estimated population of 4,485 and a population density of 45.1 persons per km². Its total area was 99.47 square kilometres (38.41 sq mi).
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.
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.
- Site of Aoyagi Castle
Noted people from Chikuhoku
- Tomio Hora, historian
- Village of Chikuhoku. 筑北村の人口 (in Japanese). Retrieved October 16, 2007.
- Village of Chikuhoku. 位置及び地勢 (in Japanese). Retrieved October 16, 2007.
- Village of Chikuhoku. 合併の歴史 (in Japanese). Retrieved October 16, 2007.
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