Ikusaka (生坂村, Ikusaka-mura) is a village located in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 March 2019, the village had an estimated population of 1,750 in 719 households [1], 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

生坂村
Ikusaka Village Hall
Ikusaka Village Hall
Flag of Ikusaka
Flag
Official seal of Ikusaka
Seal
Location of Ikusaka in Nagano Prefecture
Location of Ikusaka in Nagano Prefecture
Ikusaka is located in Japan
Ikusaka
Ikusaka
 
Coordinates: 36°25′30.7″N 137°55′39.1″E / 36.425194°N 137.927528°E / 36.425194; 137.927528Coordinates: 36°25′30.7″N 137°55′39.1″E / 36.425194°N 137.927528°E / 36.425194; 137.927528
CountryJapan
RegionChūbu (Kōshin'etsu)
PrefectureNagano
DistrictHigashichikuma
Area
 • Total39.05 km2 (15.08 sq mi)
Population
 (March 2019)
 • Total1,750
 • Density45/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
Symbols 
• TreeQuercus dentata
• FlowerAzalea
Phone number0263-69-3111
Address5493-2 Kami-ikusaka, Ikusaka-mura, Higashichikuma-gun, Nagano-ken 399-7201
WebsiteOfficial website
Sanseijibashi bridge

GeographyEdit

Ikusaka is located in the center of Nagano Prefecture. The Ikusaka Dam and Taira Dam are located in the village.

Surrounding municipalitiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

Per Japanese census data,[2] the population of Ikusaka has been declining over the past 50 years.

YearPop.±%
1960 4,855—    
1970 3,684−24.1%
1980 3,142−14.7%
1990 2,738−12.9%
2000 2,416−11.8%
2010 1,953−19.2%

ClimateEdit

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.[3]

HistoryEdit

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.

EconomyEdit

The economy of the village is based on agriculture, with tobacco as the primary crop.

EducationEdit

Ikusaka has one public elementary school and one public middle school operated by the village government. The village does not have a high school.

TransportationEdit

RailwayEdit

The village does not have any passenger railway service.

HighwayEdit

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