Kiso, Nagano (town)

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For Kiso Village (Kiso-mura), see Kiso, Nagano (village).
Kiso
木曽町
Town
Kiso Town Hall
Kiso Town Hall
Flag of Kiso
Flag
Official seal of Kiso
Seal
Location of Kiso Town in Nagano Prefecture
Location of Kiso Town in Nagano Prefecture
Kiso is located in Japan
Kiso
Kiso
 
Coordinates: 35°50′33.1″N 137°41′29.6″E / 35.842528°N 137.691556°E / 35.842528; 137.691556Coordinates: 35°50′33.1″N 137°41′29.6″E / 35.842528°N 137.691556°E / 35.842528; 137.691556
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Kōshin'etsu)
Prefecture Nagano
District Kiso
Area
 • Total 476.03 km2 (183.80 sq mi)
Population (October 2016)
 • Total 11,561
 • Density 24.3/km2 (63/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols  
Phone number 0264-22-3000
Address 2326-1 Fukushima, Kiso-machi, Kiso-gun, Nagano-ken 397-8588
Website www.town-kiso.com
Center of Kiso town

Kiso (木曽町 Kiso-machi?) is a town located in Kiso District in south-central Nagano Prefecture, in the Chūbu region of Japan. As of 1 October 2016, the town had an estimated population of 11.561 and a population density of 24.3 persons per km². Its total area was 476.03 square kilometres (183.80 sq mi). Kiso Town is listed as one of The Most Beautiful Villages in Japan [1]

Geography[edit]

Kiso is located in mountainous southwest Nagano Prefecture, bordered by Gifu Prefecture to the west.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Kiso-Fukushima
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 4.1
(39.4)
5.4
(41.7)
9.7
(49.5)
16.6
(61.9)
21.4
(70.5)
24.4
(75.9)
27.5
(81.5)
29.2
(84.6)
25.1
(77.2)
19.4
(66.9)
13.4
(56.1)
7.4
(45.3)
16.97
(62.54)
Average low °C (°F) −7.0
(19.4)
−6.5
(20.3)
−2.7
(27.1)
2.5
(36.5)
7.9
(46.2)
13.4
(56.1)
17.6
(63.7)
18.4
(65.1)
14.5
(58.1)
7.3
(45.1)
0.9
(33.6)
−4.0
(24.8)
5.19
(41.33)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 68.1
(2.681)
86.2
(3.394)
155.8
(6.134)
149.1
(5.87)
193.2
(7.606)
236.3
(9.303)
282.0
(11.102)
167.0
(6.575)
248.4
(9.78)
146.1
(5.752)
111.9
(4.406)
62.9
(2.476)
1,907
(75.079)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 7.8 7.7 11.6 11.7 11.9 13.8 15.4 11.1 12.9 10.2 9.0 8.2 131.3
Mean monthly sunshine hours 126.8 138.5 162.6 177.5 179.4 140.1 148.6 178.9 132.7 136.4 128.0 128.1 1,777.6
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency

History[edit]

The area of present-day Kiso was part of ancient Shinano Province.

The modern town was created through a merger of the town of Kiso-Fukushima with the villages of Hiyoshi, Kaida and Mitake on November 1, 2005.

Education[edit]

Kiso has four public elementary schools and two public middle schools operated by the town government, and one high school operated the Nagano Prefectural Board of Education.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

References[edit]

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