Ikusaka (生坂村 Ikusaka-mura) is a village located in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 March 2019[update], the village had an estimated population of 1,750 in 719 households , and a population density of 45 persons per km². The total area of the village is 39.05 square kilometres (15.08 sq mi).
Ikusaka Village Hall
Location of Ikusaka in Nagano Prefecture
|• Total||39.05 km2 (15.08 sq mi)|
|• Density||45/km2 (120/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
|• Tree||Quercus dentata|
|Address||5493-2 Kami-ikusaka, Ikusaka-mura, Higashichikuma-gun, Nagano-ken 399-7201|
Per Japanese census data, the population of Ikusaka has been declining over the past 50 years.
The village has a climate characterized by characterized by hot and humid summers, and cold winters (Köppen climate classification Cfa. The average annual temperature in Ikusaka is 11.5 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1148 mm with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 24.8 °C, and lowest in January, at around -1.1 °C.
The area of present-day Ikusaka was part of ancient Shinano Province. The area was part of the holdings of Matsumoto Domain during the Edo period. The village of Ikusaka was established on April 1, 1889 by the establishment of the modern municipalities system.
The economy of the village is based on agriculture, with tobacco as the primary crop.
Ikusaka has one public elementary school and one public middle school operated by the village government. The village does not have a high school.