Nagaizumi

Summary

Nagaizumi
長泉町
Shizuoka Cancer Center in Nagaizumi
Shizuoka Cancer Center in Nagaizumi
Flag of Nagaizumi
Official seal of Nagaizumi
Location of Nagaizumi in Shizuoka Prefecture
Location of Nagaizumi
Nagaizumi is located in Japan
Nagaizumi
Nagaizumi
 
Coordinates: 35°8′15.6″N 138°53′49.8″E / 35.137667°N 138.897167°E / 35.137667; 138.897167Coordinates: 35°8′15.6″N 138°53′49.8″E / 35.137667°N 138.897167°E / 35.137667; 138.897167
CountryJapan
RegionChūbu
Tōkai
PrefectureShizuoka
DistrictSuntō
Area
 • Total26.63 km2 (10.28 sq mi)
Population
 (August 2019)
 • Total43,568
 • Density1,600/km2 (4,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreeTernstroemia gymnanthera
- FlowerSatsuki azalea
Phone number055-989-5500
Address828 Nakadokari Nagaizumi-chō, Suntō-gun, Shizuoka-ken 411-8668
WebsiteOfficial website
Nagaizumi Town Hall

Nagaizumi (長泉町, Nagaizumi-chō) is a town located in Suntō District, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 August 2019, the town had an estimated population of 43,568 in 18154 households [1] and a population density of 1,600 persons per km². The total area of the town was 26.63 square kilometres (10.28 sq mi).

Geography

Nagaizumi is located in east-central Shizuoka Prefecture, south of Mount Fuji, and north of Izu Peninsula. The area has a temperate maritime climate with hot, humid summers and mild, cool winters.

Neighboring municipalities

Demographics

Per Japanese census data,[2] the population of Nagaizumi has been increasing rapidly over the past 60 years.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1940 8,280—    
1950 12,084+45.9%
1960 15,853+31.2%
1970 27,951+76.3%
1980 31,423+12.4%
1990 33,101+5.3%
2000 36,169+9.3%
2010 40,767+12.7%

Climate

The city has a climate characterized by hot and humid summers, and relatively mild winters (Köppen climate classification Cfa). The average annual temperature in Nagaizumi is 14.1 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1945 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 3.7 °C.[3]

History

Nagaizumi is located in the far eastern portion of former Suruga Province, and was largely tenryō territory under direct control of the Tokugawa shogunate in the Edo period. With the establishment of the modern municipalities system in the early Meiji period on April 1, 1888, the area was reorganized into the village of Nagaizumi through the merger of 10 small hamlets. Nagaizumi achieved town status on April 1, 1960.

Economy

Nagaizumi is host to numerous industries, including paper mills, and chemical plants. Large factories are operated by Toray Industries, Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co., Ltd., Toho Tenax, Tokushu Paper Mfg. Co., Ltd., and Olympus Corporation. Nagaizumi also serves as a bedroom community for the industrial zones in neighboring Mishima and Numazu. Agricultural products of Nagaizumi include persimmons, mountain yam, white welsh onions and muskmelon.

Education

Nagaizumi has three public elementary schools and two public middle schools operated by the town government . The town does not have a public high school, but has one private high school.

Transportation

Although the Tōmei Expressway and the Tōkaidō Shinkansen both pass through Nagaizumi, the town is not served by either an interchange or Shinkansen passenger railway station. The city is served by non-toll roads and standard passenger train service.

Railroad

Highway

Sister city relations

Local attractions

Notable people from Nagaizumi

References

  1. ^ Nagaizumi Town official statistics (in Japanese)
  2. ^ Nagaizumi population statistics
  3. ^ Nagaizumi climate data
  4. ^ "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Archived from the original on 15 February 2016. Retrieved 21 November 2015.

External links

Media related to Nagaizumi, Shizuoka at Wikimedia Commons

  • Nagaizumi official website (Japanese)
  • Geographic data related to Nagaizumi at OpenStreetMap