Kamiichi Town Office
Location of Kamiichi in Toyama Prefecture
|• Total||236.71 km2 (91.39 sq mi)|
|Population (October 2016)|
|• Density||87.5/km2 (227/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|• Flower||Gentiana scabra|
|Address||Hoon-ji 1-banchi, Kamiichi-machi, Nakaniikawa-gun, Toyama-ken 930-0393|
Kamiichi (上市町? Kamiichi-machi) is a town located in Nakaniikawa District, Toyama Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 October 2016[update], the town had an estimated population of 20,705 and a population density of 87.5 persons per km². The total area of the town was 236.71 square kilometres (91.39 sq mi).
Kamiichi is located in east-central Toyama Prefecture, approximately 15 kilometers to the east of the capital of Toyama city. Most of the town is very mountainous, with peaks rising to almost 3000 meters in the southeast.
The area of present-day Kamiichi was part of ancient Etchū Province. The town of Kamiichi was created with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889.
Kamiichi has six public elementary schools and one public middle school operated by the town government, and one public high school operated by the Toyama Prefectural Board of Education.
Noted people from Kamiichi
- Mamoru Hosoda, director
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