Funehiki, Fukushima

Summary

Funehiki (船引町, Funehiki-machi) was a town located in Tamura District, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.

On March 1, 2005, Funehiki, along with the towns of Ōgoe, Takine, and Tokiwa, and the village of Miyakoji (all from Tamura District), was merged to create the city of Tamura.

As of 2003, the town had an estimated population of 23,498 and a density of 145.81 persons per km². The total area was 161.16 km².

History

In 1934, the town of Funehiki replaced the former municipality of Katasone Village (片曽根村), which was named after the local mountain, Mt. Katasone (片曽根山).

External links

  • Official website of Tamura in Japanese

Coordinates: 37°26′N 140°35′E / 37.433°N 140.583°E / 37.433; 140.583