Kannami

Summary

Kannami (函南町, Kannami-chō) is a town located in Tagata District, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 August 2019, the town had an estimated population of 37,782 in 16,401 households [1] and a population density of 580 persons per km². The total area of the town was 65.16 square kilometres (25.16 sq mi).

Kannami
函南町
A view of downtown Kannami
A view of downtown Kannami
Flag of Kannami
Official logo of Kannami
Location of Kannami in Shizuoka Prefecture
Location of Kannami in Shizuoka Prefecture
Kannami is located in Japan
Kannami
Kannami
 
Coordinates: 35°5′20.2″N 138°57′12.2″E / 35.088944°N 138.953389°E / 35.088944; 138.953389Coordinates: 35°5′20.2″N 138°57′12.2″E / 35.088944°N 138.953389°E / 35.088944; 138.953389
CountryJapan
RegionChūbu
Tōkai
PrefectureShizuoka
DistrictTagata
Area
 • Total65.16 km2 (25.16 sq mi)
Population
 (July 31, 2019)
 • Total37,782
 • Density580/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreeStewartia
- FlowerSakura
Phone number055-979-8105
Address717-13, Hirai, Kannnami-chō, Tagata-gun, Shizuoka-ken 419-0192
WebsiteOfficial website
Kannami Town Office

GeographyEdit

Kannami is located in an inland area in far eastern Shizuoka Prefecture, and the "root" of the Izu Peninsula, and in the southern foothills of the Hakone Mountains and the Tanzawa Mountains. The Kano River passes through the town.

Neighboring municipalitiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

Per Japanese census data,[2] the population of Kannami has been increasing over the past 50 years.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1940 10,625—    
1950 14,953+40.7%
1960 15,505+3.7%
1970 17,738+14.4%
1980 28,749+62.1%
1990 35,191+22.4%
2000 38,611+9.7%
2010 38,574−0.1%

ClimateEdit

The city has a climate characterized by hot and humid summers, and relatively mild winters (Köppen climate classification Cfa). The average annual temperature in Kannami is 14.4 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1999 mm with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 25.2 °C, and lowest in January, at around 4.4 °C.[3]

HistoryEdit

During the Edo period, all of Izu Province was tenryō territory under direct control of the Tokugawa shogunate. During the cadastral reform of the early Meiji period in 1889, the village of Kannami was created within Tagata District, Shizuoka Prefecture. On April 1, 1962, it was elevated to town status.

EconomyEdit

The economy of Kannami is primarily based on agriculture. Major products include strawberries, cucumbers and dairy products. The town is also a bedroom community for neighboring Mishima.

EducationEdit

Kannami has five public elementary schools and two public middle schools operated by the town government. The town has one public high school operated by the Shizuoka Prefectural Board of Education.

TransportationEdit

RailwayEdit

HighwayEdit

Sister city relationsEdit

Notable people from KannamiEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kannami Town official statistics (in Japanese)
  2. ^ Kannami population statistics
  3. ^ Kannami climate data
  4. ^ "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Archived from the original on 13 January 2016. Retrieved 21 November 2015.

External linksEdit

  • Kannami official website (Japanese)

  Media related to Kannami, Shizuoka at Wikimedia Commons