Itayanagi, Aomori

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Itayanagi
板柳町
Town
Itayanagi town hall
Itayanagi town hall
Flag of Itayanagi
Flag
Official seal of Itayanagi
Seal
Location of Itayanagi in Aomori Prefecture
Location of Itayanagi in Aomori Prefecture
Itayanagi is located in Japan
Itayanagi
Itayanagi
 
Coordinates: 40°41′45.2″N 140°27′26.1″E / 40.695889°N 140.457250°E / 40.695889; 140.457250Coordinates: 40°41′45.2″N 140°27′26.1″E / 40.695889°N 140.457250°E / 40.695889; 140.457250
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Aomori
District Kitatsugaru
Area
 • Total 41.88 km2 (16.17 sq mi)
Population (October 1 2017)
 • Total 13,517
 • Density 320/km2 (840/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Maple
- Flower Platycodon grandiflorus
Phone number 0172-73-2111
Address 239-3 Doi, Itayanagi-machi,Kitatsugraru-gun, Aomoir-ken 038-3692
Website Official website

Itayanagi (板柳町, Itayanagi-machi) is a town located in Aomori Prefecture, Japan. As of 31 December 2017, 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).

Geography[edit]

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.[1]

Neighbouring municipalities[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Per Japanese census data,[2] the population of Itayanagi has decreased steadily over the past 40 years.

Census Year Population
1970 19,901
1980 19,215
1990 17,766
2000 16,840
2010 15,227

History[edit]

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.

Economy[edit]

The economy of Itayanagi is heavily dependent on horticulture, especially for apples, with rice as a secondary crop.

Education[edit]

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.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

National Route 339

International relations[edit]

Noted people from Itayanagi[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Itayanagi climate data
  2. ^ Itayanagi population statistics
  3. ^ "US-Japan Sister Cities by State". Asia Matters for America. Honolulu, HI: East-West Center. Retrieved 20 November 2015. 
  4. ^ "Beijing Changping official home page". Itayanagi student’s delegation from Japan visits Changping. Retrieved 20 November 2015. 

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