Soni (曽爾村, Soni-mura) is a village located in Uda District, Nara Prefecture, Japan.

Soni

曽爾村
village
Flag of Soni
Flag
Official seal of Soni
Emblem
Location of Soni in Nara Prefecture
Location of Soni in Nara Prefecture
Soni is located in Japan
Soni
Soni
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°31′N 136°7′E / 34.517°N 136.117°E / 34.517; 136.117Coordinates: 34°31′N 136°7′E / 34.517°N 136.117°E / 34.517; 136.117
CountryJapan
RegionKansai
PrefectureNara Prefecture
DistrictUda
Government
 • MayorYoshinori Uyama
Area
 • Total47.84 km2 (18.47 sq mi)
Population
 (April 1, 2017)
 • Total1,528
 • Density32/km2 (83/sq mi)
Symbols
 • TreeCryptomeria
 • FlowerAzalea
 • BirdJapanese white-eye
Time zoneUTC+9 (JST)
City hall address495-1 Ōaza Imai, Soni-mura, Uda-gun, Nara-ken
633-1212
Websitewww.vill.soni.nara.jp

As of April 2017, the village has an estimated population of 1,528[1] and a density of 32 persons per km2. The total area is 47.84 km2.

GeographyEdit

 
Soni Plateau of later fall

The village of Soni is located in the northeastern portion of Nara Prefecture, in Uda District. It is situated in a cool climate, and most dwellings are located near the valley. Many mountains, including the Byōbu-iwa, are close to the valley. Also, the Shōrenji River flows through the village.[2]

Surrounding municipalitiesEdit

Notable locationsEdit

  • Soni Plateau
  • Koochi Valley
  • Soni Plateau Hot Springs
  • Byōbu-iwa

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Official website of Soni Village" (in Japanese). Japan: Soni Village. Retrieved 25 April 2017.
  2. ^ 2005.Kangaeru Shakaika Chizu.Tokyo:Yotsuya-Ōtsuka Publishing, p.36

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