Mishima, Fukushima

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Mishima
三島町
Town
Mishima Town Hall
Mishima Town Hall
Flag of Mishima
Flag
Official seal of Mishima
Seal
Location of Mishima in Fukushima Prefecture
Location of Mishima in Fukushima Prefecture
Mishima is located in Japan
Mishima
Mishima
 
Coordinates: 37°28′13″N 139°38′40″E / 37.47028°N 139.64444°E / 37.47028; 139.64444Coordinates: 37°28′13″N 139°38′40″E / 37.47028°N 139.64444°E / 37.47028; 139.64444
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Fukushima Prefecture
District Ōnuma District
Area
 • Total 90.83 km2 (35.07 sq mi)
Population (September 2014)
 • Total 1,724
 • Density 19/km2 (50/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Paulownia tomentosa
- Flower Prunus sargentii
- Bird Varied tit
Phone number 0241-48-5533 
Address 350 Miyashita Mishima-machi, Ōnuma-gun, Fukushima-ken 969-7511
Website Official HP

Mishima (三島町 Mishima-machi?) is a town located in Ōnuma District, Fukushima Prefecture, in northern Honshū, Japan. As of September 2014, the town had an estimated population of 1,724 and a population density of 19 persons per km². The total area was 90.83 km².

Geography[edit]

Mishima is located in the western portion of the Aizu region of Fukushima Prefecture. The climate is like many other parts of northern Japan, with cold winters and snowfall averaging 2 meters. The town has a number of hot springs.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area of present-day Mishima 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 Ōnuma District.

Modern Mishima village was founded on July 1, 1955 through a merger of the villages of Miyashita and Nishikata. It was raised to town status on April 1, 1961.

Economy[edit]

Hydroelectric power generation from numerous dams on the Tadami River is the primary source of revenue for the village, along with forestry and wood products.

Education[edit]

  • Mishima Town Mishima Middle School
  • Mishima Town Mishima Elementary School

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Mishima, Fukushima at Wikimedia Commons