Shizuoka Cancer Center in Nagaizumi
Location of Nagaizumi in Shizuoka Prefecture
|• Total||26.63 km2 (10.28 sq mi)|
|Population (September 2015)|
|• Density||1,590/km2 (4,100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Ternstroemia gymnanthera|
|- Flower||Satsuki azalea|
|Address||828 Nakadokari Nagaizumi-chō, Suntō-gun, Shizuoka-ken 411-8668|
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).
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.
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.
Nagaizumi has three elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school.
Although the Tōmei Expressway and the Tōkaidō Shinkansen both pass through Nagaizumi, the town is not served by either an interchange or Shinkansen passenger railway station. The city is served by non-toll roads and standard passenger train service.
Sister City relations
Noted people from Nagaizumi
- "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Retrieved 21 November 2015.
Media related to Nagaizumi, Shizuoka at Wikimedia Commons
- Nagaizumi official website (Japanese)