Izumizaki, Fukushima

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Izumizaki
泉崎村
Village
Izumizaki Town Hall
Izumizaki Town Hall
Flag of Izumizaki
Flag
Official seal of Izumizaki
Seal
Location of Izumizaki in Fukushima Prefecture
Location of Izumizaki in Fukushima Prefecture
Izumizaki is located in Japan
Izumizaki
Izumizaki
 
Coordinates: 37°9′25″N 140°17′43.3″E / 37.15694°N 140.295361°E / 37.15694; 140.295361Coordinates: 37°9′25″N 140°17′43.3″E / 37.15694°N 140.295361°E / 37.15694; 140.295361
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Fukushima
District Nishishirakawa
Area
 • Total 35.43 km2 (13.68 sq mi)
Population (November 2014)
 • Total 6,546
 • Density 180/km2 (480/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- Tree Ginkgo biloba
- Flower Rhododendron indicum
Phone number 0248-53-2111
Address Izumizaki Shinjuku 2-banchi Izumizaki-mura, Nishishirakawa-gun, Fukushima-ken 969-0101
Website Official website
Otagawa-juku on the former Ōshū Kaidō

Izumizaki (泉崎村, Izumizaki-mura) is a village located in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 April 2018, the village had an estimated population of 6,353 in 2137 households[1], and a population density of 187 persons per km². The total area of the village was 35.43 square kilometres (13.68 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Izumizaki is located in the flatlands of south-central Fukushima prefecture. Izumizaki has a humid climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa). The average annual temperature in Izumizaki is 11.6 °C (52.9 °F). The average annual rainfall is 1,333 mm (52.5 in) with September as the wettest month.[2]

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Per Japanese census data,[3] , the population of Izumizaki has remained relatively stable over the past 30 years.

Census Year Population
1970 5,490
1980 5,577
1990 6,656
2000 6,823
2010 6,802

History[edit]

The area of present-day Izumizaki was part of ancient Mutsu Province and the area has many burial mounds from the Kofun period. The area was divided between part of the holdings of Shirakawa Domain, Kasama Domain and tenryō territory held directly by the Tokugawa shogunate during the Edo period. After the Meiji Restoration, it was organized as part of Nishishirakawa District in the Nakadōri region of Iwaki Province. The villages of Izumizaki and Sekihira were created with the creation of the modern municipalities system on April 1, 1889. The two villages merged in 1954.

Economy[edit]

The economy of Izumizaki is primarily agricultural.

Education[edit]

Izumizaki has two public elementary schools and one public junior high school operated by the village government. The village does not have a high school.

  • Izumizaki Middle School
  • Izumizaki First Elementary School
  • Izumizaki Second Elementary School

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

Noted people from Izumizaki[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Izumizaki, Fukushima at Wikimedia Commons

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