Mizunami, Gifu

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Mizunami
瑞浪市
City
Mizunami City Hall
Mizunami City Hall
Flag of  Mizunami
Flag
Official seal of  Mizunami
Seal
Location of Mizunami in Gifu Prefecture
Location of Mizunami in Gifu Prefecture
 Mizunami is located in Japan
 Mizunami
Mizunami
 
Coordinates: 35°21′42.5″N 137°15′16.2″E / 35.361806°N 137.254500°E / 35.361806; 137.254500Coordinates: 35°21′42.5″N 137°15′16.2″E / 35.361806°N 137.254500°E / 35.361806; 137.254500
Country Japan
Region Chūbu
Prefecture Gifu
Government
 • Mayor Kōji Mizuno
Area
 • Total 174.86 km2 (67.51 sq mi)
Population (December 1, 2017)
 • Total 38,021
 • Density 220/km2 (560/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
City symbols  
- Tree Pine
- Flower Balloon flower
- Bird Japanese bush-warbler
Phone number 0572-68-2111
Address Uedaira-chō 1-1, Mizunami-shi, Gifu-ken 509-6195
Website Official website
Ōkute-juku on the Nakasendō

Mizunami (瑞浪市, Mizunami-shi) is a city located in Gifu, Japan. As of 1 December 2017, the city had an estimated population of 38,021, and a population density of 220 persons per km2.[1] The total area of the city was 174.86 square kilometres (67.51 sq mi). Mizunami's biggest claim to fame came in 1995, when the largest ceramic plate in the world, as recognised by the Guinness Book of Records, was created by the Inatsu Town Planning Association in the city. It measures 2.8 metres in diameter.[2]

Geography[edit]

Mizunami is located in south-eastern Gifu Prefecture. The Kiso River and the Shōnai River flow through the city.

Climate[edit]

The city has a climate characterized by characterized by hot and humid summers, and mild winters (Köppen climate classification Cfa). The average annual temperature in Mizunami is 14.8 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1928 mm with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 27.2 °C, and lowest in January, at around 3.0 °C.[3]

Neighbouring municipalities[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Per Japanese census data,[4] the population of Mizunami peaked at around the year 2000 and has decreased since.

Census Year Population
1970 38,387
1980 40,066
1990 41,006
2000 42,298
2010 40,387

History[edit]

The area around Mizunami was part of traditional Mino Province. During the Edo period, the area was tenryō territory under direct control of the Tokugawa shogunate. The Nakasendō hihway connecting Edo with Kyoto passed through the area, and Ōkute-juku and Hosokute-juku were located within what are now the city limits. In the post-Meiji restoration cadastral reforms, Toki District in Gifu prefecture was created. The modern city was founded on April 1, 1954 by the merger of Mizunami-Toki Town with the villages of Kamado, Okute, and Hiyoshi.

Government[edit]

Mizunami has a mayor-council form of government with a directly elected mayor and a unicameral city legislature of 16 members.

Education[edit]

Mizunami has seven public elementary schools and five public middle schools operated by the city government, and one private combined middle/high school. The city has one public high school operated by the Gifu Prefectural Board of Education and one private high school. Chukyo Gakuin University has a campus in Mizunami.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Sister city relations[edit]

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