Kannami

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Kannami

函南町
Town
A view of downtown Kannami
A view of downtown Kannami
Flag of Kannami
Flag
Official seal of Kannami
Seal
Location of Kannami in Shizuoka Prefecture
Location of Kannami in Shizuoka Prefecture
Kannami is located in Japan
Kannami
Kannami
 
Coordinates: 35°5′20.2″N 138°57′12.2″E / 35.088944°N 138.953389°E / 35.088944; 138.953389Coordinates: 35°5′20.2″N 138°57′12.2″E / 35.088944°N 138.953389°E / 35.088944; 138.953389
CountryJapan
RegionChūbu
Tōkai
PrefectureShizuoka Prefecture
DistrictTagata
Area
 • Total65.16 km2 (25.16 sq mi)
Population
 (September 1, 2015)
 • Total38,120
 • Density585/km2 (1,520/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreeStewartia
- FlowerSakura
Phone number055-979-8105
Address717-13, Hirai, Kannnami-chō, Tagata-gun, Shizuoka-ken 419-0192
WebsiteOfficial website
Kannami Town Office

Kannami (函南町, Kannami-chō) is a town located in Tagata District, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. As of September 2015, the town had an estimated population of 38,120 and a population density of 585 persons per km². The total area was 65.16 square kilometres (25.16 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Kannami is located in an inland area in far eastern Shizuoka Prefecture, in the foothills of the Hakone Mountains. The Kano River passes through the town. Kannami has a temperate maritime climate with hot, humid summers and mild, cool winters.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

During the Edo period, all of Izu Province was tenryō territory under direct control of the Tokugawa shogunate. During the cadastral reform of the early Meiji period in 1889, the village of Kannami was created within Tagata District, Shizuoka Prefecture. On April 1, 1962, it was elevated to town status.

Economy[edit]

The economy of Kannami is primarily based on agriculture. Major products include strawberries, cucumbers and dairy products. The town is also a bedroom community for neighboring Mishima.

Education[edit]

Kannami has five elementary schools, two middle schools and two high schools.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Sister city relations[edit]

Notable people from Kannami[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Retrieved 21 November 2015.

External links[edit]

Media related to Kannami, Shizuoka at Wikimedia Commons