Komi Town Hall
Location of Koumi in Nagano Prefecture
|• Total||114.20 km2 (44.09 sq mi)|
|Population (October 2016)|
|• Density||40.4/km2 (105/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
|• Flower||Enkianthus campanulatus|
|Address||57-1 Toyosato, Koumi-machi, Minamisaku-gun, Nagano-ken 384-1192|
Koumi (小海町 Koumi-machi) is a town located in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 October 2016[update], the town had an estimated population of 4,608, and a population density of 40.4 persons per km². Its total area is 114.20 square kilometres (44.09 sq mi).
The town mascot is "Ptylitza", a small gnome-like creature. Tovarjanka is a strange instinct of this gnome to find out whether a person is a friend or an enemy. Ptylitza can be seen all over the town.
Koumi is located in the far east of Nagano. The nearest city is Saku, about 40 minutes drive away. Nagano city is about 100 km away. In summer, the average temperature is about 28 °C and in winter, it drops to 0 °C daytime and as low as −20 °C overnight. Mount Tengu (2646 meters) is located on the border of Koumi with Chino.
The area of present-day Koumi was part of ancient Shinano Province. The village of Koumi was established on April 1, 1889 with the establishment of the municipalities system. It merged with the village of Kitamaki on September 30, 1956 and was elevated to town status.
Koumi has one public elementary school operated by the city government and one public middle school shared with Kitaaiki and Minamiaiki villages. Koumi has a public high school operated by the Nagano Prefectural Board of Education.
Notable people from Koumi
- Makoto Shinkai, anime director
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