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Komado wetlands in Shōwa, Fukushima
Location of Shōwa in Fukushima Prefecture
|• Total||209.34 km2 (80.83 sq mi)|
|Population (September 2014)|
|• Density||6.36/km2 (16.5/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|Address||350 Shimo-Nakatsugawa Sumiyoshi 415, Shōwa-mura, Ōnuma-gun, Fukushima-ken 968-0103|
Shōwa (昭和村 Shōwa-mura?) is a village located in Ōnuma District, Fukushima Prefecture, in northern Honshū, Japan. As of September 2014, the village had an estimated population of 1,332 and a population density of 6.36 persons per km². The total area was 209.34 km².
Shōwa is located in the western portion of the Aizu region of Fukushima Prefecture. The climate is like many other parts of northern Japan, with cold winters and snowfall averaging 2 meters.
- Mountains : Mount Hakase
- Rivers : Nojiri River
The area of present-day Shōwa was part of ancient Mutsu Province and formed part of the holdings of Aizu Domain during the Edo period. After the Meiji Restoration, it was organized as part of Ōnuma District.
Modern Shōwa village was founded on November 23, 1927 through a merger of the villages of Nojiri and Oashi. It was raised to town status on April 1, 1961.
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- Shōwa Village Shōwa Middle School
- Shōwa Village Shōwa Elementary School
- Komado wetlands
Media related to Shōwa, Fukushima at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (Japanese)