Nishimeya village hall
Location of Nishimeya in Aomori Prefecture
|• Total||246.02 km2 (94.99 sq mi)|
|Population (January 1, 2018)|
|• Density||5.91/km2 (15.3/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|• Bird||Black woodpecker|
|Address||144 Inamoto, Tashiro Nishimeya-mura, Nakatsugaru-gun, Aomori-ken 036-1492|
Nishimeya (西目屋村 Nishimeya-mura) is a village located in Aomori Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 January 2018[update], the village had an estimated population of 1,356 in 531 households, and a population density of 5.91 persons per km2. The total area of the village is 246.02 square kilometres (94.99 sq mi).
Nishimeya is located in the far southern edge of Aomori Prefecture, bordering Akita Prefecture and the Shirakami-Sanchi mountain range. The Iwaki River flows through the village. A portion of the Akaishi Keiryū Anmon no Taki Prefectural Natural Park is located in Nishimeya.
The village has cold humid continental climate (Köppen Dfb) characterized by warm short summers and long cold winters with heavy snowfall. The average annual temperature in Nishimeya is 10.0 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1423 mm with September as the wettest month.The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 23.6 °C, and lowest in January, at around -2.3 °C..
Per Japanese census data, the population of Nishimeya has decreased by more than half over the past 40 years.
The area around Nishimeya was controlled by the Tsugaru clan of Hirosaki Domain during the Edo period. It became a village of the Nakatsugaru District on April 1, 1898, with the establishment of the municipalities system after the start of the Meiji period.
The economy of Nishimeya is heavily dependent on agriculture and forestry.
Nishimeya has one elementary school by village town government. The village does not have a junior high school or a high school.
- The village does not have any passenger railway service
- The village is not located on any national highway.
Sister city relations
- Shirakami-Sanchi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Akaishi Keiryū Anmon no Taki Prefectural Natural Park
- official home page(in Japanese)
- Nishimeya climate data
- Nishimeya population statistics
- "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Archived from the original on 22 November 2015. Retrieved 21 November 2015.
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- Official website (in Japanese)