Furudono, Fukushima

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Furudono
古殿町
Town
Furudono Town Hall
Furudono Town Hall
Flag of Furudono
Flag
Official seal of Furudono
Seal
Location of Furudono in Fukushima Prefecture
Location of Furudono in Fukushima Prefecture
Furudono is located in Japan
Furudono
Furudono
 
Coordinates: 37°05′22″N 140°33′27″E / 37.08944°N 140.55750°E / 37.08944; 140.55750Coordinates: 37°05′22″N 140°33′27″E / 37.08944°N 140.55750°E / 37.08944; 140.55750
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Fukushima Prefecture
District Ishikawa District
Area
 • Total 163.47 km2 (63.12 sq mi)
Population (November 2014)
 • Total 5,557
 • Density 34/km2 (90/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Cryptomeria
- Flower Lilium auratum
- Bird Green pheasant
Phone number 0247-53-3111
Address 31 Shin-Kuwabara, Matsukawa, Furudono-machi, Ishikawa-gun, Fukushima-ken 963-8304
Website Official HP

Furudono (古殿町 Furudono-machi?) is a town located in Ishikawa District, Fukushima Prefecture, in northern Honshū, Japan. As of November 2014, the town had an estimated population of 5,557 and a population density of 34 persons per km². The total area was 163.47 square kilometres (63.1 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Furudono is located in southern portion of Fukushima prefecture. The town is surrounded by forests and mountains.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area of present-day Furudono was part of ancient Mutsu Province. Most of the area was part of the holdings of Tanagura Domain and a small portion was part of the holdings of Omigawa Domain under the Tokugawa shogunate during the Edo period. After the Meiji Restoration, it was organized as part of Nakadōri region of Iwaki Province.

The village of Furudono was formed on March 31, 1955 with merger of the villages of Miyamoto and Takanuki. It was raised to town status on April 1, 1957. The administrative control of the town was transferred from Higashishirakawa District to Ishikawa District on April 1, 1994.

Economy[edit]

The economy of Furudono is primarily based on agriculture.

Education[edit]

  • Furudono Middle School
  • Furudono Taguchi Elementary School
  • Furudono Miyamoto Elementary School
  • Furudono Okuda Elementary School
  • Furudono Yamagami Elementary School
  • Furudono Ohara Elementary School
  • Furudono Ronden Elementary School

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

  • Furudono is not served by any train stations

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

  • Koshidai Sakura – one of the 100 famous trees of Japan

International relations[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Furudono, Fukushima at Wikimedia Commons