Location of Tomiyama in Chiba Prefecture
|Merged||March 20, 2006
(now part of Minamibōsō)
|• Total||40.34 km2 (15.58 sq mi)|
|Population (March 20, 2006)|
|• Density||145/km2 (380/sq mi)|
|• Bird||Japanese white-eye|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
Tomiyama was located at the southwest end of Chiba Prefecture, in an inland area of the southern Bōsō Peninsula, with a small shoreline 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.
The area around Tomiyama was the setting of the Nansō Satomi Hakkenden, and eopic novel by Edo period author Kyokutei Bakin. Tomiyama Town was created on February 11, 1955 from the merger of former Iwai Town and Heguri Village.
The economy of Tomiyama was largely based on horticulture (primarily herbs and flowers), and summer tourism.
- Minamibōsō official website (in Japanese)
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