Ouchi-juku in Shimog?
Location of Shimog?in Fukushima Prefecture
|o Total||317.04 km2 (122.41 sq mi)|
|o Density||17/km2 (45/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
|o Tree||Betula pendula|
|o Flower||Wisteria floribunda|
|o Bird||Japanese bush-warbler|
|Address||1000 ?aza Shiosei, Shimog?-machi, Fukushima-ken 969-5345|
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 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? 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.
Per Japanese census data, 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.
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