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Minamiaizu Town Hall
Location of Minamiaizu in Fukushima Prefecture
|• Total||886.52 km2 (342.29 sq mi)|
|Population (September 2014)|
|• Density||18.6/km2 (48/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|Address||3531-1 Tajima Gohara, MInamiaizu-machi, MInamiaizu-gun, Fukushima-ken 967-0004|
Minamiaizu (南会津町 Minamiaizu-machi) is a town located in Minamiaizu District, Fukushima Prefecture, in northern Honshū, Japan. As of September 2014, the town had an estimated population of 16,516 and a population density of 18.6 persons per km². The total area was 886.52 km².
MInamiaizu is located in the mountainous southern portion of the Aizu region of Fukushima Prefecture, bordered Tochigi Prefecture to the south. The climate is like many other parts of northern Japan, with cold winters and heavy snowfalls.
- Mountains : Onsabi Mountains, Nasudake, Mount Nanatsugadake
- Rivers : Okawa, Ina River
- Fukushima Prefecture
- Tochigi Prefecture
The area of present-day Minamiaizu was part of ancient Mutsu Province and formed part of the holdings of Aizu Domain during the Edo period. After the Meiji Restoration, it was organized as part of Minamiaizu District.
The economy of Minamiaizu is primarily agricultural. Rice, tomatoes and asparagus are the main crops.
- Fukushima Prefectural Tajima High School
- Fukushima Prefectural Minamiaizu High School
- Aizu Railway – Aizu Line
- Yagan Railway – Aizu Kinugawa Line
- Japan National Route 121
- Japan National Route 289
- Japan National Route 352
- Japan National Route 400
- Japan National Route 401
- Okuaizu Museum
- Komado Wetlands
- Tashiroyama Wetlands
- Yunohana Onsen
- Hosoi Residence Museum
- Maezawa Magariya Village (Museum of "L" Shaped Old Folk Houses)
Noted people from Minamiaizu
- Kozo Watanabe - politician