Himi, Toyama

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Himi
氷見市
City
Himi City Hall
Himi City Hall
Flag of Himi
Flag
Official seal of Himi
Seal
Location of Himi in Toyama Prefecture
Location of Himi in Toyama Prefecture
Himi is located in Japan
Himi
Himi
 
Coordinates: 36°51′24″N 136°58′23″E / 36.85667°N 136.97306°E / 36.85667; 136.97306Coordinates: 36°51′24″N 136°58′23″E / 36.85667°N 136.97306°E / 36.85667; 136.97306
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Kōshin'etsu)
Prefecture Toyama
Area
 • Total 230.56 km2 (89.02 sq mi)
Population (April 1, 2017)
 • Total 46,915
 • Density 203/km2 (530/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols  
• Tree Machilus thunbergii
• Flower Lilium
Phone number 0766-74-8100
Address 1-1 Marunouchi, Himi-shi, Toyama-ken 935-8686
Website www.city.himi.toyama.jp

Himi (氷見市?, Himi-shi) is a city in western Toyama Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 April 2017, the city had an estimated population of 46,915 and a population density of 203 persons per km². Its total area was 230.56 square kilometres (89.02 sq mi). Himi is known primarily for its commercial fishing industry. The city was founded on August 1, 1952.

Geography[edit]

Himi is in the far northwestern Toyama Prefecture, and is bordered by Ishikawa Prefecture (the Noto Peninsula to the west and north, and the Sea of Japan (Toyama Bay) to the east. Much of the area is a dispersed settlement typical of this region of Japan.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area of present-day Himi was part of ancient Etchū Province. The town of Himi was created within Imizu District, Toyama with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. Izumi District was divided on March 29, 1896 into Izumi District and Himi District. The town annexed the neighboring villages of Kanno and Inazumi in 1940, and the villages of Goishi, Yashiro, Yokawa in 1952. In 1953, the town further annexed the villages of Kubo, Miyata, Kamijo and Kumanashi. In 1954, Himi annexed the villages of Ao, Yabuta, Unami, Mera, Kume, Kojiro, Junicho, Hayakawa, Fuse, and Busshoji, so that in its final form it encompassed the entire district of Himi with the exception of the village of Ota (which was annexed by Takaoka).

Education[edit]

Himi has twelve public elementary schools and five public junior high schools operated by the town government, and one public high school operated by the Toyama Prefectural Board of Education.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Regional Specialties[edit]

  • Himi Udon
  • Himi Buri
  • Himi Beef
  • Himi Iwashi
  • Himi Curry
  • Sushi
  • Kintsuba
  • Himi Hatomugi Tea
  • Cold Yellowtail

Points of interest[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

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