Hinoemata, Fukushima

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Hinoemata
檜枝岐村
Village
Hinoemata Village Hall
Hinoemata Village Hall
Flag of  Hinoemata
Flag
Official seal of  Hinoemata
Seal
Location of Hinoemata in Fukushima Prefecture
Location of Hinoemata in Fukushima Prefecture
 Hinoemata is located in Japan
 Hinoemata
Hinoemata
 
Coordinates: 37°1′27″N 139°23′21″E / 37.02417°N 139.38917°E / 37.02417; 139.38917Coordinates: 37°1′27″N 139°23′21″E / 37.02417°N 139.38917°E / 37.02417; 139.38917
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Fukushima Prefecture
District Minamiaizu District
Area
 • Total 390.50 km2 (150.77 sq mi)
Population (September 2014)
 • Total 616
 • Density 1.58/km2 (4.1/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Chamaecyparis obtusa
- Flower Asian skunk cabbage
Phone number 0241-75-2311
Address 880 Shimonohara, Hinoemata-mura, Minamiaizu-gun, Fukushima-ken 967-0525
Website Official HP
Hiuchigatake (2356 m) and Ozegahara

Hinoemata (檜枝岐村 Hinoemata-mura?) is a village located in Minamiaizu District, Fukushima Prefecture, in northern Honshū, Japan. As of September 2014, the village had an estimated population of 616 and a population density of 1.58 persons per km². The total area was 390.50  km². It is locally famous for its soba (buckwheat noodles) and known nationally for its kabuki performances and as a gateway to the Oze marshlands.

Geography[edit]

Located in the southwestern corner of Fukushima prefecture, Hinoemata is surrounded by the mountains Komagatake, Mount Taishaku, and Hiuchigatake (the highest mountain in northwestern Japan). Between these mountains runs the Hinoemata River. It is known for having the lowest population density of any municipality in Japan.

  • Mountains: Aizu-Komagatake (2133 m), Mount Taishaku (2060 m), Hiuchigatake (2356 m)
  • Rivers: Hinoemata River
  • Lakes: Ozegahara

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area of present-day Hinoemata was part of ancient Mutsu Province and formed part of the holdings of Aizu Domain during the Edo period. After the Meiji Restoration, it was organized as part of Minamiaizu District.

Hinoemata was formed on April 1, 1889 with the establishment of the municipalities system.

Economy[edit]

The economy of Hinoemata is primarily agricultural.

Education[edit]

  • Hinoemata Elementary School
  • Hinoemata Intermediate School

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Hinoemata is not served by any train stations.

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Hinoemata, Fukushima at Wikimedia Commons