Iijima Town Hall
Location of Iijima in Nagano Prefecture
|• Total||86.96 km2 (33.58 sq mi)|
|Population (October 2016)|
|• Density||107/km2 (280/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|• Tree||Japanese yew|
|Address||2537 Iijima, Iijima-machi, Kamiina-gun, Nagano-ken 389-0692|
Iijima (飯島町 Iijima-machi?) is a town located in Kamiina District in north-central Nagano Prefecture, in the Chūbu region of Japan. As of 1 October 2016[update], the town had an estimated population of 9,343 and a population density of 107 persons per km². Its total area was 86.96 square kilometres (33.58 sq mi).
The local economy is agricultural, dominated by rice and horticulture.
The area of present-day Iijima was part of ancient Shinano Province, and developed as a post station in the Sanshū Kaidō highway linking inland regions of Shinano with the Pacific Ocean. The area was tenryō territory controlled directly by the Tokugawa shogunate until the Meiji restoration. The modern village of Iijima established on April 1, 1889 by the establishment of the municipalities system and was elevated to town status on January 1, 1954. The town annexed the neighboring village of Nakakubō on September 30, 1956.
Iijima has two public elementary schools and one public middle school operated by the town government. The town does not have a high school.
- Iijima jin'ya
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