Tanagura Town Hall
Location of Tanagura in Fukushima Prefecture
|• Total||159.82 km2 (61.71 sq mi)|
|Population (November 2014)|
|• Density||90.4/km2 (234/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Japanese Red Pine|
|Address||33 Nakayano, Tanagura, Tanagura-machi, Higashishirakawa-gun, Fukushima-ken 963-6131|
Tanagura (棚倉町 Tanagura-machi) is a town located in Higashishirakawa District, Fukushima Prefecture, in northern Honshū, Japan. As of November 2014, the town had an estimated population of 14,446 and a population density of 90.4 persons per km². The total area was 159.82 km².
- Mountains: Yamizosan (1021.8m)
- Rivers: Kujigawa
- Fukushima Prefecture
- Ibaraki Prefecture
- Tochigi Prefecture
The area of present-day Tanagura was part of ancient Mutsu Province. 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 Tanagura Town was formed on April 1, 1889 with the creation of the municipalities system. The town expanded on January 1, 1950 by the annexation of the neighboring villages of Yashirogawa, Chikaatsu, Yamaoka and Takano.
Tanagura has mixed economy with agriculture and precision manufacturing predominating.
- Tanagura High School
- Fukushima Prefectural Higashishirakawa Commercial High School
Junior High school
- Tanagura Junior High School
- – Sparta, Greece, Friendship Cities from September 23, 1986
- – Lake Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia from October 8, 2002
- Site of Tanagura Castle
Media related to Tanagura, Fukushima at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (in Japanese)