Samegawa, Fukushima

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samegawa Village Hall
samegawa Village Hall
Flag of Samegawa
Location of Samegawa in Fukushima Prefecture
Location of Samegawa in Fukushima Prefecture
Samegawa is located in Japan
Coordinates: 37°02′33″N 140°30′35″E / 37.04250°N 140.50972°E / 37.04250; 140.50972Coordinates: 37°02′33″N 140°30′35″E / 37.04250°N 140.50972°E / 37.04250; 140.50972
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Fukushima Prefecture
District Higashishirakawa District
 • Total 131.30 km2 (50.70 sq mi)
Population (November 2014)
 • Total 3,665
 • Density 27.9/km2 (72/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City symbols  
• Tree White birch
• Flower Lilium auratum
• Bird Green pheasant
• Insect Sasakia charonda
Phone number 0247-49-3111
Address 39-5 Akasaka Nakano Shinjuku, Tanagura, Samegawa-mura, Higashishirakawa-gun, Fukushima-ken 963-8401
Website Official HP

Samegawa (鮫川村?, Samegawa-mura) is a village located in Higashishirakawa District, Fukushima Prefecture, in northern Honshū, Japan. As of November 2014, the village had an estimated population of 3,665 and a population density of 27.9 persons per km2. The total area was 131.30  km2.


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.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]


The area of present-day Samegawa was part of ancient Mutsu Province. Most of the area formed part of the holdings of Tanagura Domain, in the Edo period. After the Meiji Restoration, it was organized as part of Nakadōri region of Iwaki Province.

Modern Samegawa village was formed on April 1, 1889 with the creation of the municipalities system.


High schools[edit]

  • Fukushima Prefectural Shumei Commercial High School

Junior High school[edit]

  • Samegawa Junior High School



  • Samegawa is not served by any train stations


External links[edit]

Media related to Samegawa, Fukushima at Wikimedia Commons