Tarui, Gifu

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Tarui
垂井町
Town
Clockwise from top: Shigekado Takenaka's Jinya, Nangu Taisha, Tairyo Shrine, Site of Morichika Chosokabe's Jinya, Mineral Spring in Tarui, Picture of Tarui Traditional Inn in Edo Period
Clockwise from top: Shigekado Takenaka's Jinya, Nangu Taisha, Tairyo Shrine, Site of Morichika Chosokabe's Jinya, Mineral Spring in Tarui, Picture of Tarui Traditional Inn in Edo Period
Flag of Tarui
Flag
Official seal of Tarui
Seal
Location of Tarui in Gifu Prefecture
Location of Tarui in Gifu Prefecture
Tarui is located in Japan
Tarui
Tarui
 
Coordinates: 35°22′12.9″N 136°32′37.4″E / 35.370250°N 136.543722°E / 35.370250; 136.543722Coordinates: 35°22′12.9″N 136°32′37.4″E / 35.370250°N 136.543722°E / 35.370250; 136.543722
Country Japan
Region Chūbu
Prefecture Gifu
District Fuwa
Government
 • Mayor Mitsuya Nakagawa
Area
 • Total 57.09 km2 (22.04 sq mi)
Population (December 1, 2017)
 • Total 27,740
 • Density 490/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City symbols  
- Tree Japanese Zelkova[1]
- Flower Camellia[1]
Phone number 0584-22-1151
Address 1532-1 Tarui-chō, Fuwa-gun, Gifu-ken 503-2193
Website Official website
Tarui Town Hall

Tarui (垂井町, Tarui-chō) is a town located in Fuwa District, Gifu Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 December 2017, the town had an estimated population of 27,740 and a population density of 34 persons per km2, in 10,492 households.[2] The total area of the town was 57.09 square kilometres (22.04 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Tarui is located in far southwestern Gifu Prefecture, at the western end of the Nōbi Plain of Japan. The town has a climate characterized by characterized by hot and humid summers, and mild winters (Köppen climate classification Cfa). The average annual temperature in Tarui is 15.0 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1904 mm with September as the wettest month.The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 27.5 °C, and lowest in January, at around 3.7 °C.[3]

Neighbouring municipalities[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Per Japanese census data,[4] the population of Tarui has increased slightly over the past 40 years.

Census Year Population
1970 23,240
1980 26,404
1990 28,605
2000 28,935
2010 28,505

History[edit]

The area around Tarui was part of traditional Mino Province. Numerous Jomon period and Kofun period remains have been found in the area, which was the site of the Nara period provincial capital and Provincial temple. During the Edo period, Tarui-juku prospered as a post station on the Nakasendō highway connecting Edo with Kyoto. The town of Tarui was formed on July 1, 1889 with the establishment of the modern municipalities system. The 1891 Mino–Owari earthquake caused considerable damage to the area. Tarui annexed the neighboring villages of Iwate, Fuchu, Miyashiro, Osa and Aihara in 1954. The 1959 Isewan Typhoon caused severe damage to the town.

Education[edit]

Tarui has seven public elementary schools and two public middle schools operated by the town government, and one public high school operated by the Gifu Prefectural Board of Education.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Sister city relations[edit]

Local attractions[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b まちのプロフィール > まちの概要. Tarui official website (in Japanese). Retrieved 12 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Official home page
  3. ^ Tarui climate data
  4. ^ Tarui population statistics

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