Minamiechizen, Fukui

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Minamiechizen
南越前町
Town
Minamiechizen Town Hall
Minamiechizen Town Hall
Flag of Minamiechizen
Flag
Official seal of Minamiechizen
Seal
Location of Minamiechizen in Fukui Prefecture
Location of Minamiechizen in Fukui Prefecture
Minamiechizen is located in Japan
Minamiechizen
Minamiechizen
 
Coordinates: 35°50′6.3″N 136°11′40″E / 35.835083°N 136.19444°E / 35.835083; 136.19444Coordinates: 35°50′6.3″N 136°11′40″E / 35.835083°N 136.19444°E / 35.835083; 136.19444
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Hokuriku)
Prefecture Fukui
District Nanjō
Area
 • Total 343.69 km2 (132.70 sq mi)
Population (July 2018)
 • Total 10,745
 • Density 31/km2 (81/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City symbols  
Phone number 0778-47-3000
Address Minamiechizen-chō, Nanjō-gun, Fukui-ken 919-0292
Website www.town.minamiechizen.lg.jp
The old shukuba of Itadori, one of the "100 secluded villages in Japan"

Minamiechizen (南越前町, Minamiechizen-chō) is a town located in Fukui Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 July 2018, the town had an estimated population of 10,745 in 3,470 households and the population density of 31 persons per km².[1] The total area of the town was 343.69 square kilometres (132.70 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Minamiechizen is located in central Fukui Prefecture, bordered by Gifu Prefecture to the west, Shiga Prefecture to the south and the Sea of Japan to the west. Parts of the coastal area of the town are within the borders of the Echizen-Kaga Kaigan Quasi-National Park

Neighbouring municipalities[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Per Japanese census data,[2] the population of Minamiechizen has declined over the past 40 years.

Census Year Population
1970 14,442
1980 13,820
1990 13,804
2000 13,221
2010 11,551

Climate[edit]

Minamiechizen has a Humid climate (Köppen Cfa) characterized by warm, wet summers and cold winters with heavy snowfall. The average annual temperature in Minamiechizen is 14.0 °C. The average annual rainfall is 2369 mm with September as the wettest month.The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 26.7 °C, and lowest in January, at around 2.7 °C.[3] Parts of the town are located within the extremely heavy snowfall area of Japan.

Climate data for Imajō(former Imajō, Fukui
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 5.3
(41.5)
5.9
(42.6)
10.4
(50.7)
17.5
(63.5)
22.4
(72.3)
25.6
(78.1)
29.2
(84.6)
31.1
(88)
26.5
(79.7)
20.7
(69.3)
14.9
(58.8)
8.8
(47.8)
18.2
(64.7)
Average low °C (°F) −1.3
(29.7)
−1.7
(28.9)
0.4
(32.7)
5.3
(41.5)
10.5
(50.9)
15.5
(59.9)
20.0
(68)
20.9
(69.6)
16.9
(62.4)
10.3
(50.5)
4.8
(40.6)
0.8
(33.4)
8.5
(47.3)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 317.3
(12.492)
195.2
(7.685)
177.4
(6.984)
134.0
(5.276)
157.9
(6.217)
191.0
(7.52)
240.9
(9.484)
164.5
(6.476)
223.2
(8.787)
169.5
(6.673)
248.6
(9.787)
350.7
(13.807)
2,570.2
(101.188)
Average snowfall cm (inches) 205
(80.7)
169
(66.5)
52
(20.5)
1
(0.4)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
2
(0.8)
81
(31.9)
510
(200.8)
Mean monthly sunshine hours 51.7 65.5 95.9 138.2 147.7 117.6 118.2 154.9 110.7 113.4 89.8 66.6 1,270.2
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency

History[edit]

Minamiechizen is part of ancient Echizen Province. During the Edo period, the area was mostly part of the holdings of Fukui Domain and Nishio Domain under the Tokugawa shogunate. Following the Meiji restoration, and the establishment of the modern municipalities it was organised into part of Nanjō District in Fukui Prefecture. Minamiechizen was formed on January 1, 2005 by the merger of the two former towns of Imajō and Nanjō, and the former village of Kōno (all from Nanjō District).

Economy[edit]

The economy of Minamiechizen is mixed, with agriculture and commercial fishing prominent.

Education[edit]

Minamiechizen has four public elementary schools and there middle schools operated by the city government. The town does not have public high school.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official statistics of Minamiechizen" (in Japanese). Japan: Minamiechizen town. Retrieved 20 July 2018. 
  2. ^ Minamiechizen population statistics
  3. ^ Minamiechizen climate data

External links[edit]