Asahi (朝日村, Asahi-mura) is a village located in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 April 2019, the village had an estimated population of 4,569 in 1533 households [1], and a population density of 63.4 persons per km². The total area of the village is 70.62 square kilometres (27.27 sq mi).

Asahi

朝日村
Asahi Village Hall
Asahi Village Hall
Flag of Asahi
Flag
Official seal of Asahi
Seal
Location of Asahi in Nagano Prefecture
Location of Asahi in Nagano Prefecture
Asahi is located in Japan
Asahi
Asahi
 
Coordinates: 36°7′24.8″N 137°51′58.4″E / 36.123556°N 137.866222°E / 36.123556; 137.866222Coordinates: 36°7′24.8″N 137°51′58.4″E / 36.123556°N 137.866222°E / 36.123556; 137.866222
CountryJapan
RegionChūbu (Kōshin'etsu)
PrefectureNagano
DistrictHigashichikuma
Area
 • Total70.62 km2 (27.27 sq mi)
Population
 (April 2019)
 • Total4,569
 • Density65/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
Symbols 
• TreeJapanese red pine
• FlowerErythronium japonicum
Phone number0263-99-2001
AddressOnozawa 296-5, Asahi-mura, Higashichikuma-gun, Nagano-ken 390-1188
WebsiteOfficial website
Asahi Village Museum

GeographyEdit

Nagawa is located in the centre of Nagano Prefecture within the Matsumoto Basin. Mount Hachimori (2446 meters) is the highest elevation in the village. The Shin-Shinano Frequency Converter Station is located in Asahi.

Surrounding municipalitiesEdit

HistoryEdit

The area of present-day Nagawa was part of ancient Shinano Province. Most of the area was part of the holdings of Matsumoto Domain, with a portion held by Takatō Domain during the Edo period. The village of Asahi was established on April 1, 1889 by the establishment of the modern municipalities system.

DemographicsEdit

Per Japanese census data,[2] the population of Asahi has remained relatively stable over the past 50 years.

YearPop.±%
1940 4,163—    
1950 5,253+26.2%
1960 4,786−8.9%
1970 4,332−9.5%
1980 4,228−2.4%
1990 4,381+3.6%
2000 4,908+12.0%
2010 4,742−3.4%

ClimateEdit

The village has a climate characterized by characterized by cool humid summers, and cold winters with heavy snowfall (Köppen climate classification Dfa). The average annual temperature in Asahi is 9.1 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1453 mm with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 22.4 °C, and lowest in January, at around -3.1 °C.[3]

EducationEdit

Asahi has one public elementary schools and one public middle school operated jointly between Asahi and neighboring Yamagata village. The village does not have a high school.

TransportationEdit

RailwayEdit

The village does not have any passenger railway service.

HighwayEdit

The village is not located on any national highway.

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