Nagaizumi

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Nagaizumi
長泉町
Town
Shizuoka Cancer Center in Nagaizumi
Shizuoka Cancer Center in Nagaizumi
Flag of Nagaizumi
Flag
Official seal of Nagaizumi
Seal
Location of Nagaizumi in Shizuoka Prefecture
Location of Nagaizumi in Shizuoka Prefecture
Nagaizumi is located in Japan
Nagaizumi
Nagaizumi
 
Coordinates: 35°8′15.6″N 138°53′49.8″E / 35.137667°N 138.897167°E / 35.137667; 138.897167Coordinates: 35°8′15.6″N 138°53′49.8″E / 35.137667°N 138.897167°E / 35.137667; 138.897167
Country Japan
Region Chūbu
Tōkai
Prefecture Shizuoka Prefecture
District Suntō
Area
 • Total 26.63 km2 (10.28 sq mi)
Population (September 2015)
 • Total 42,296
 • Density 1,590/km2 (4,100/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Ternstroemia gymnanthera
- Flower Satsuki azalea
Phone number 055-989-5500
Address 828 Nakadokari Nagaizumi-chō, Suntō-gun, Shizuoka-ken 411-8668
Website Official website
Nagaizumi Town Hall

Nagaizumi (長泉町 Nagaizumi-chō?) is a town located in Suntō District, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. As of September 2015, the town had an estimated population of 42,296 and a population density of 1,590 persons per km². The total area was 26.63 square kilometres (10.28 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Nagaizumi is located in east-central Shizuoka Prefecture, south of Mount Fuji, and north of Izu Peninsula. The area has a temperate maritime climate with hot, humid summers and mild, cool winters.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

Nagaizumi is located in the far eastern portion of former Suruga Province, and was largely tenryō territory under direct control of the Tokugawa shogunate in the Edo period. During the reform of the early Meiji period on April 1, 1888 the area was reorganized into the village of Nagaizumi through the merger of 10 small hamlets. Nagaizumi achieved town status on April 1, 1960.

Economy[edit]

Nagaizumi is host to numerous industries, including paper mills, and chemical plants. Large factories are operated by Toray Industries, Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co., Ltd., Toho Tenax, Tokushu Paper Mfg. Co., Ltd., and Olympus Corporation. Nagaizumi also serves as a bedroom community for the industrial zones in neighoring Mishima and Numazu. Agricultural products of Nagaizumi include persimmons, mountain yam, white welsh onions and muskmelon.

Education[edit]

Nagaizumi has three elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school.

Transportation[edit]

Although the Tōmei Expressway and the Tōkaidō Shinkansen both pass through Nagaizumi, the town is not served by either an interchange or passenger railway station.

Highway[edit]

Railroad[edit]

Sister City relations[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

Noted people from Nagaizumi[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Retrieved 21 November 2015. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Nagaizumi, Shizuoka at Wikimedia Commons