Location of Tomiura in Chiba Prefecture
|Merged||March 20, 2006
(now part of Minamibōsō)
|• Total||25.69 km2 (9.92 sq mi)|
|Population (March 20, 2006)|
|• Density||221/km2 (570/sq mi)|
|• Flower||Brassica napus|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
Tomiura was located at the southwest end of Chiba Prefecture, facing the entrance to Tokyo Bay on the Pacific Ocean. The town had a temperate maritime climate with hot, humid summers and mild, cool winters.
Tomiura Village was created on April 1, 1889 within Hei District, which became part of Awa District from April 1, 1897. Tomiura became a town on April 11, 1933. On March 31, 1955, Tomiura absorbed the neighboring village of Yatsuka.
- Minamibōsō official website (Japanese)
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