View of Kosuge Village
Location of Kosuge in Yamanashi Prefecture
|• Total||52.78 km2 (20.38 sq mi)|
|Population (November 1, 2015)|
|• Density||13.6/km2 (35/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|Address||4698 Kosuke-mura, Kitatsuru-gun, Yamanashi 409-0211|
Kosuge (小菅村 Kosuge-mura) is a village located in Kitatsuru District, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. As of November 2015, the village had an estimated population of 720 and a population density of 13.6 persons per km². The total area was 52.65 square kilometres (20.33 sq mi).
Kosuge is located in the mountainous far northeastern corner of Yamanashi Prefecture. Much of the land in the village is protected watershed forest within the Chichibu Tama Kai National Park, providing water for the Tokyo Metropolis.
During the Edo period, all of Kai Province was tenryō territory under direct control of the Tokugawa shogunate. During the cadastral reform of the early Meiji period in July 1, 1889, the village of Kosuge was created within Kitatsuru District, Yamanashi Prefecture. Discussions to merge with the neighboring city of Kōshū, Yamanashi in 2008 have been shelved.
The economy of Kosuge is primarily based on forestry and agriculture.
Media related to Kosuge, Yamanashi at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (in Japanese)