Nakajima, Fukushima

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Nakajima
中島村
Village
Nakajima Village Hall
Nakajima Village Hall
Flag of Nakajima
Flag
Official seal of Nakajima
Seal
Location of Nakajima in Fukushima Prefecture
Location of Nakajima in Fukushima Prefecture
Nakajima is located in Japan
Nakajima
Nakajima
 
Coordinates: 37°8′55.7″N 140°21′0.6″E / 37.148806°N 140.350167°E / 37.148806; 140.350167Coordinates: 37°8′55.7″N 140°21′0.6″E / 37.148806°N 140.350167°E / 37.148806; 140.350167
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Fukushima
District Nishishirakawa
Area
 • Total 18.92 km2 (7.31 sq mi)
Population (November 2014)
 • Total 5,022
 • Density 270/km2 (690/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Pinus densiflora
- Flower Rhododendron indicum
Phone number 0248-52-2111
Address Nametsu Nakajima-nishi 11-1 Nakajima-mura, Nishishirakawa-gun, Fukushima-ken 961-0192
Website Official website

Nakajima (中島村, Nakajima-mura) is a village located in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 May 2018, the village had an estimated population of 5,134 in 1653 households [1], and a population density of 266 persons per km². The total area of the village was 18.92 square kilometres (7.31 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Nakajima is located in the flatlands of south-central Fukushima prefecture. Nakajima has a humid climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa). The average annual temperature in Nakajima is 11.7 °C (53.1 °F). The average annual rainfall is 1,341 mm (52.8 in) with September as the wettest month.The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 24.1 °C (75.4 °F), and lowest in January, at around 0.3 °C (32.5 °F).[2]

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Per Japanese census data,[3] , the population of Nakajima has remained relatively stable over the past 30 years.

Census Year Population
1970 4,438
1980 4,448
1990 4,885
2000 5,274
2010 5,154

History[edit]

The area of present-day Nakajima was part of ancient Mutsu Province. The area was mostly tenryō territory under the direct control of the Tokugawa shogunate during the Edo period, except for a portion which was an exclave of Takada Domain of Echigo Province. After the Meiji Restoration, it was organized as part of Nishishirakawa District in the Nakadōri region of Iwaki Province.

Nakajima Village was formed on January 1, 1955 through the merger of the villages of Nametsu and Yoshikogawa.

Economy[edit]

The economy of Nakajima is primarily agricultural.

Education[edit]

Nakajima has two public elementary schools and one public junior high school operated by the village government. The village does not have a high school.

  • Nakajima Middle School

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

  • Nakajma is not served by any passenger train station

Highway[edit]

  • Nakajima is not served by any national highway

External links[edit]

Media related to Nakajima, Fukushima at Wikimedia Commons

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