Tanagura, Fukushima

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Tanagura
棚倉町
Town
Tanagura Town Hall
Tanagura Town Hall
Flag of Tanagura
Flag
Official seal of Tanagura
Seal
Location of Tanagura in Fukushima Prefecture
Location of Tanagura in Fukushima Prefecture
Tanagura is located in Japan
Tanagura
Tanagura
 
Coordinates: 37°01′47.5″N 140°22′46.5″E / 37.029861°N 140.379583°E / 37.029861; 140.379583Coordinates: 37°01′47.5″N 140°22′46.5″E / 37.029861°N 140.379583°E / 37.029861; 140.379583
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Fukushima
District Higashishirakawa
Area
 • Total 159.93 km2 (61.75 sq mi)
Population (May 2018)
 • Total 14,229
 • Density 89/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- Tree Japanese Red Pine
- Flower Azalea
Phone number 0247-33-3111
Address 33 Nakayano, Tanagura, Tanagura-machi, Higashishirakawa-gun, Fukushima-ken 963-6131
Website Official website

Tanagura (棚倉町, Tanagura-machi) is a town located in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 May 2018, the town had an estimated population of 14,229 in 5029 households [1], and a population density of 89 persons per km². The total area of the town was 159.93 square kilometres (61.7 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Tanagura is located in the southernmost portion of Fukushima prefecture, bordering on Tochigi Prefecture to the west and Ibaraki Prefecture to the south. Tanagura has a humid climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa). The average annual temperature in Tanagura is 11.6 °C (52.9 °F). The average annual rainfall is 1,408 mm (55.4 in) with September as the wettest month.[2]

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Per Japanese census data,[3] , the population of Tanagura has remained fairly constant over the past 40 years.

Census Year Population
1970 16,621
1980 16,105
1990 16,606
2000 16,376
2010 15,062

History[edit]

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 Higashishirakawa District within the Nakadōri region of Iwaki Province. Tanagura Town was formed on April 1, 1889 with the creation of the modern municipalities system. The town expanded on January 1, 1950 by the annexation of the neighboring villages of Yashirogawa, Chikaatsu, Yamaoka and Takano.

Economy[edit]

Tanagura has mixed economy with agriculture and precision manufacturing predominating.

Education[edit]

Tanagura has five public elementary schools and one public junior high school operated by the town government, and one public high school operated by the Fukushima Prefectural Board of Education.

High schools[edit]

  • Tanagura High School

Junior High school[edit]

  • Tanagura Junior High School

elementary school[edit]

  • Tanagura Elementary School
  • Yashirogawa Elementary School
  • Chikatsu Elementary School
  • Takabo Elementary School
  • Yamaoka Elementary School

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

International relations[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Tanagura, Fukushima at Wikimedia Commons

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