Samegawa Village Hall
Location of Samegawa in Fukushima Prefecture
|• Total||131.34 km2 (50.71 sq mi)|
|Population (May 2018)|
|• Density||26/km2 (68/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
|• Tree||White birch|
|• Flower||Lilium auratum|
|• Bird||Green pheasant|
|• Insect||Sasakia charonda|
|Address||39-5 Akasaka Nakano Shinjuku, Tanagura, Samegawa-mura, Higashishirakawa-gun, Fukushima-ken 963-8401|
Samegawa (鮫川村 Samegawa-mura) is a village located in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 May 2018[update], the village had an estimated population of 3,450 in 1107 households, and a population density of 26 persons per km2. The total area of the village was 131.34 square kilometres (50.7 sq mi).
Samegawa is located in the southernmost portion of Fukushima prefecture, bordering on Ibaraki Prefecture to the southeast. The area of the village is hilly with an altitude of between 400 and 600 meters, and over fifty percent covered in forest. Samegawa has a humid climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa). The average annual temperature in Samegawa is 10.5 °C (50.9 °F). The average annual rainfall is 1,500 mm (59 in) with September as the wettest month.
Per Japanese census data, the population of Samegawa has been declining since 1970.
The area of present-day Samegawa was part of ancient Mutsu Province. After the Meiji Restoration, it was organized as part of Higashishirakawa in the Nakadōri region of Iwaki Province. Samegawa village was formed on April 1, 1889 with the creation of the modern municipalities system.
Samegawa has two public elementary schools and one public junior high school operated by the village government, and one public high school operated by the Fukushima Prefectural Board of Education.
- Fukushima Prefectural Shumei Commercial High School
- Samegawa Junior High School
- Samegawa is not served by any passenger train stations.
Media related to Samegawa, Fukushima at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (in Japanese)