Tobishima

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Tobishima

飛島村
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Tobishima
 
Coordinates: 35°4′43.6″N136°47′28.1″E / 35.078778°N 136.791139°E / 35.078778; 136.791139 Coordinates: 35°4′43.6″N136°47′28.1″E / 35.078778°N 136.791139°E / 35.078778; 136.791139
Country Japan
Region Chūbu region
Tōkai region
Prefecture Aichi
District Ama
Area
  Total22.42 km2 (8.66 sq mi)
Population
 (October 1, 2019)
  Total4,609
  Density210/km2 (530/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- Tree Sakura
- Flower Chrysanthemum
Phone number0567-52-1231
Address3-1 Takenogo Tobishima-mura, Ama-gun, Aichi-ken 490-1436
Website Official website
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Meiko West Bridge

Tobishima (飛島村, Tobishima-mura) is a village located in Ama District, Aichi Prefecture, in the Tōkai region of Japan. As of 1 October 2019, the town had an estimated population of 4,609 in 1765 households, [1] and a population density of 206 persons per km². The total area of the village was 22.42 square kilometres (8.66 sq mi).

Contents

The village contains the place "Aichi-ken Ama-gun Tobishima-mura Ooaza-tobishima Shinden-aza Take-no-gou Yotare Minami-no-wari", which has a claim on having the longest name in Japan.

Geography

Tobishima is situated in south-western Aichi Prefecture, bordered by the metropolis of Nagoya to the east, and Ise Bay to the south. Most of the village is at sea level.

Neighboring municipalities

Demographics

Per Japanese census data, [2] the population of Tobishima has remained steady over the past 70 years.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1940 3,831    
1950 4,316+12.7%
1960 4,413+2.2%
1970 4,381−0.7%
1980 4,709+7.5%
1990 4,630−1.7%
2000 4,525−2.3%
2010 4,525+0.0%

Climate

The village has a climate characterized by characterized by hot and humid summers, and relatively mild winters (Köppen climate classification Cfa). The average annual temperature in Tobishima is 15.7 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1651 mm with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 27.7 °C, and lowest in January, at around 4.6 °C. [3]

History

Tobishima was developed on reclaimed land by the Tokugawa shogunate and again during the Meiji period. The modern village was established on October 1, 1889 with the Meiji period establishment of the modern municipalities system. The village suffered from damage during the 1944 Tōnankai earthquake and the 1959 Isewan typhoon. As a result, an eight-meter tall seawall was constructed to protect the village against storm surges in 1962.

Economy

Tobishima has a mixed agricultural and industrial economy. The Nishi-Nagoya Thermal Power Station is also located in Tobishima and is a source of tax revenue for the village. [4]

Education

Tobishima has one combined public elementary/middle school operated by the village government. The village does not have a high school.

Transportation

Railway

Highways

Sister city relations

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References

  1. Tobishima Village official statistics (in Japanese)
  2. Tobishima population statistics
  3. Tobishima climate data
  4. "Chubu Electric Power's Nishi-Nagoya Thermal Power Station Unit 7-1 Recognized by Guinness World Records as World's Most Efficient Combined Cycle Power Plant: Achieved 63.08% Power Generation Efficiency". Press Release 2018. Chubu Electric. March 27, 2018.
  5. "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Retrieved 21 November 2015.

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