Furudono Town Hall
Location of Furudono in Fukushima Prefecture
|• Total||163.47 km2 (63.12 sq mi)|
|Population (November 2014)|
|• Density||34/km2 (90/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Flower||Lilium auratum|
|- Bird||Green pheasant|
|Address||31 Shin-Kuwabara, Matsukawa, Furudono-machi, Ishikawa-gun, Fukushima-ken 963-8304|
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).
Furudono is located in southern portion of Fukushima prefecture. The town is surrounded by forests and mountains.
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.
The economy of Furudono is primarily based on agriculture.
- 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
- Furudono is not served by any train stations
- Koshidai Sakura – one of the 100 famous trees of Japan
Media related to Furudono, Fukushima at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (in Japanese)