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Shimog%C5%8D, Fukushima

Ouchi-juku in Shimog?
Ouchi-juku in Shimog?
Flag of Shimog?
Official seal of Shimog?
Location of Shimog?in Fukushima Prefecture
Location of Shimog?in Fukushima Prefecture
Shimog? is located in Japan
Coordinates: 37°15?20.3?N 139°52?19.8?E / 37.255639°N 139.872167°E / 37.255639; 139.872167Coordinates: 37°15?20.3?N 139°52?19.8?E / 37.255639°N 139.872167°E / 37.255639; 139.872167
 o Total317.04 km2 (122.41 sq mi)
(April 2020)
 o Total5,517
 o Density17/km2 (45/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
o TreeBetula pendula
o FlowerWisteria floribunda
o BirdJapanese bush-warbler
o FishIwana
Phone number0241-69-1122
Address1000 ?aza Shiosei, Shimog?-machi, Fukushima-ken 969-5345
WebsiteOfficial website
Shimog? town hall

Shimog? (, Shimog?-machi) is a town located in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 April 2020, the town had an estimated population of 5,517 in 2216 households[1] and a population density of 17 persons per km2. The total area of the town was 317.04 square kilometres (122.41 sq mi).


Shimog? is located in the mountainous southern portion of the Aizu region of Fukushima Prefecture, bordered Tochigi Prefecture to the south.

Neighboring municipalities


Shimog? has a Humid continental climate (Köppen Dfb) characterized by warm summers and cold winters with heavy snowfall. The average annual temperature in Shimog? is 10.3 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1365 mm with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 23.7 °C, and lowest in January, at around -2.2 °C.[2]


Per Japanese census data,[3] the population of Shimog? peaked in the 1950s and has declined steadily over the past 40 years. It is now less tax it was a century ago.


The area of present-day Shimog? was part of ancient Mutsu Province and formed part of the holdings of Aizu Domain during the Edo period. After the Meiji Restoration, it was organized as part of Minamiaizu District in Fukushima Prefecture. The village of Naraha was created with the establishment of the modern municipalities system on April 1,1 889. It was raised to town status on November 20, 1946. Shimog? was established on April 1, 1955 by the merger of the town of Narahara with the neighboring villages of Ashida and Egawa.


The economy of Shimog? is based on agriculture and seasonal tourism.


Shimog? has three public elementary schools and one public junior high school operated by the town government. The town does not have a public high school.

  • Shimog? City Shimog? Middle School
  • Shimog? City Narahara Elementary School
  • Shimog? City Ashida Elementary School
  • Shimog? City Egawa Elementary School



Aizu Tetsudo logo 1.png Aizu Railway - Aizu Line


Local attractions

  • T?-no-Hetsuri rock formations, a National Natural Monument
  • ?uchi-juku, an Important Preservation District for Groups of Traditional Buildings
  • Shimotsuke Kaid?, a National Historic Site
  • Yunokami Onsen


External links

Media related to Shimog?, Fukushima at Wikimedia Commons

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