Itayanagi town hall
Location of Itayanagi in Aomori Prefecture
|• Total||41.88 km2 (16.17 sq mi)|
|Population (October 1 2017)|
|• Density||320/km2 (840/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Flower||Platycodon grandiflorus|
|Address||239-3 Doi, Itayanagi-machi,Kitatsugraru-gun, Aomoir-ken 038-3692|
Itayanagi (板柳町 Itayanagi-machi) is a town located in Aomori Prefecture, Japan. As of 31 December 2017[update], the town had an estimated population of 13,517, and a population density of 320 persons per km². The total area of the town is 41.88 square kilometres (16.17 sq mi).
Itayanagi is located at the base of [[Tsugaru Peninsula] ]in Kitatsugaru District of Aomori Prefecture. The Iwaki River flows through the town. The town has a cold humid continental climate (Köppen Dfb) characterized by warm short summers and long cold winters with heavy snowfall. The average annual temperature in Itayanagi is 10.6 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1290 mm with September as the wettest month.The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 24.1 °C, and lowest in January, at around -1.7 °C.
Per Japanese census data, the population of Itayanagi has decreased steadily over the past 40 years.
The area around Itayanagi was controlled by the Tsugaru clan of Hirosaki Domain during the Edo period, and was the location of a daikansho. After the Meiji Restoration, on March 27, 1895, it was formed into a village. It was elevated to town status on April 1, 1920. On March 10, 1955, it annexed the neighboring villages of Hataoka, Koami, and Arakawa.
Itayanagi has four public elementary schools and one public junior high school operated by the town government, and one public high school operated by the Aomori prefectural Board of Education.
Noted people from Itayanagi
- Chū Kudō, Manchukuo politician
- Hayateumi Hidehito, sumo wrestler
- Takamisakari Seiken, sumo wrestler
- Kayoko Fukushi, track and field athlete
- Mami Matsuyama, pop idol singer
- Norio Nagayama, mass murder and novelist
- Itayanagi climate data
- Itayanagi population statistics
- "US-Japan Sister Cities by State". Asia Matters for America. Honolulu, HI: East-West Center. Retrieved 20 November 2015.
- "Beijing Changping official home page". Itayanagi student’s delegation from Japan visits Changping. Retrieved 20 November 2015.
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- Official website (in Japanese)