Toyooka (豊丘村, Toyooka-mura) is a village located in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 April 2019, the village had an estimated population of 6,704 in 2156 households [1], and a population density of 87 persons per km². The total area of the village is 85.2 square kilometres (32.9 sq mi).

Toyooka

豊丘村
Toyooka Village Hall
Toyooka Village Hall
Flag of Toyooka
Flag
Official seal of Toyooka
Seal
Location of Toyooka in Nagano Prefecture
Location of Toyooka in Nagano Prefecture
Toyooka is located in Japan
Toyooka
Toyooka
 
Coordinates: 35°33′5.4″N 137°53′45.2″E / 35.551500°N 137.895889°E / 35.551500; 137.895889Coordinates: 35°33′5.4″N 137°53′45.2″E / 35.551500°N 137.895889°E / 35.551500; 137.895889
CountryJapan
RegionChūbu (Kōshin'etsu)
PrefectureNagano
DistrictShimoina
Area
 • Total76.79 km2 (29.65 sq mi)
Population
 (April 2019)
 • Total6,704
 • Density87/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
Symbols 
• TreePinus densiflora
• FlowerMagnolia kobus
Phone number0265-35-3311
Address3120 Kumashiro, Toyooka-mura, Shimoina-gun, Nagano-ken 399-3202
WebsiteOfficial website
Panorama of Toyooka Village

GeographyEdit

Toyooka is located in the Ina Valley in mountainous southern of Nagano Prefecture. The Tenryū River runs through the village.

Surrounding municipalitiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

Per Japanese census data,[2] the population of Toyooka has remained decreased slightly over the past 50 years.

YearPop.±%
1940 8,822—    
1950 10,077+14.2%
1960 8,716−13.5%
1970 7,600−12.8%
1980 7,409−2.5%
1990 7,254−2.1%
2000 7,221−0.5%
2010 6,819−5.6%

ClimateEdit

The town has a climate characterized by hot and humid summers, and cold winters (Köppen climate classification Cfa). The average annual temperature in Toyooka is 10.4 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1746 mm with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 22.7 °C, and lowest in January, at around -1.6 °C.[3]

HistoryEdit

The area of present-day Toyooka was part of ancient Shinano Province. Ruins from the Japanese Paleolithic, Jomon and Kofun periods indicate continuous settlement for thousands of years. The villages of Kumashiro and Kouno were established on April 1, 1889 with the establishment of the modern municipalities system. The two villages merged on April 1, 1955 to form the village of Toyooka.

EconomyEdit

Toyooka is noted for its harvest of matsutake mushrooms.

EducationEdit

Toyooka has two public elementary schools 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

  • The village is not located on any national highway.

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