Koori, Fukushima

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Koori
桑折町
Town
Koori Town Hall
Koori Town Hall
Flag of Koori
Flag
Official seal of Koori
Seal
Location of Koori in Fukushima Prefecture
Location of Koori in Fukushima Prefecture
Koori is located in Japan
Koori
Koori
 
Coordinates: 37°50′58″N 140°30′59″E / 37.84944°N 140.51639°E / 37.84944; 140.51639Coordinates: 37°50′58″N 140°30′59″E / 37.84944°N 140.51639°E / 37.84944; 140.51639
CountryJapan
RegionTōhoku
PrefectureFukushima Prefecture
DistrictDate District
Area
 • Total42.97 km2 (16.59 sq mi)
Population (May 2018)
 • Total12,055
 • Density280/km2 (730/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreeTorreya nucifera, Pinus densiflora
- FlowerPeach
- BirdCommon cuckoo
Phone number024-582-2111
AddressHigashi Osumi 18 Koori-machi, Date-gun, Fukushima-ken 969-1611
WebsiteOfficial website
Koori Post Office on the former Ōshū Kaidō

Koori (桑折町, Koori-machi) is a town located in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 May 2018, the town had an estimated population of 12,055 in 4598 households, and a population density of 280 persons per km². The total area the town was 42.97 square kilometres (16.59 sq mi).[1]

Geography[edit]

Koori is located in the northern Fukushima Basin on the northern border of Fukushima prefecture with Miyagi Prefecture.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

Climate[edit]

Koori has a humid climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa). The average annual temperature in Koori is 12.5 °C (54.5 °F). The average annual rainfall is 1,233 mm (48.5 in) with September as the wettest month.The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 25.4 °C (77.7 °F), and lowest in January, at around 0.9 °C (33.6 °F).[2]

Demographics[edit]

Per Japanese census data,[3] , the population of Koori has declined over the past 40 years.

Census Year Population
1970 14,723
1980 14,901
1990 14,692
2000 13,700
2010 12,853

History[edit]

The area of present-day Koori was part of ancient Mutsu Province. During the Edo period, it was tenryō territory under direct control of the Tokugawa shogunate and was the site of a daikansho as well as a post station on the Ōshū Kaidō highway. After the Meiji Restoration, it was organized as part of Nakadōri region of Iwaki Province. The town of Koori was created on April 1, 1889 with the creation of the modern municipalities system. It annexed the neighboring villages of Mutsuai, Datezaki and Handa on March 31, 1954.

Economy[edit]

The economy of Koori is primarily agricultural.

Education[edit]

Koori has four public elementary schools and one public junior high school operated by the town government. The town has one private high school, but no public high schools.

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

International relations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Koori official home page" (in Japanese). Japan: Koori Town.
  2. ^ Koori climate data
  3. ^ Koori population statistics
  4. ^ [1] Elizabethtown, Kentucky website

External links[edit]

Media related to Koori, Fukushima at Wikimedia Commons