Yugawa, Fukushima

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Yugawa

湯川村
Yugawa Village Hall
Yugawa Village Hall
Flag of Yugawa
Flag
Official seal of Yugawa
Seal
Location of Yugawa in Fukushima Prefecture
Location of Yugawa in Fukushima Prefecture
Yugawa is located in Japan
Yugawa
Yugawa
 
Coordinates: 37°33′56.6″N 139°53′12.7″E / 37.565722°N 139.886861°E / 37.565722; 139.886861Coordinates: 37°33′56.6″N 139°53′12.7″E / 37.565722°N 139.886861°E / 37.565722; 139.886861
CountryJapan
RegionTōhoku
PrefectureFukushima
DistrictKawanuma
Area
 • Total16.37 km2 (6.32 sq mi)
Population
 (November 2018)
 • Total3,097
 • Density190/km2 (490/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
City symbols 
• TreeSakura (cherry blossom)
• FlowerChrysanthemum
• BirdCommon cuckoo
Phone number0241-27-8800
Address875-5 Oikawa Nagatoro-ko, Yugawa-mura, Kawanuma-gun, Fukushima-ken 969-3593
WebsiteOfficial website
Nippashi River at Yugawa

Yugawa (湯川村, Yugawa-mura) is a village located in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 November 2018, the village had an estimated population of 3,097 in 921 households[1], and a population density of 190 persons per km2. The total area of the village was 16.37 square kilometres (6.32 sq mi)..

Geography[edit]

Yugawa is located in the northern portion of the Aizu region of Fukushima Prefecture, in the Aizu Basin.

  • Rivers : Nippashi River, Agakawa RIver

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

Fukushima Prefecture

Climate[edit]

Yugawa has a Humid continental climate (Köppen Dfb) characterized by warm summers and cold winters with heavy snowfall. The average annual temperature in Yugawa is 11.9 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1383 mm with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 25.6 °C, and lowest in January, at around -0.8 °C.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Per Japanese census data,[3] the population of Yugawa has declined steadily over the past 40 years.

Census Year Population
1970 6,817
1980 5,678
1990 5,343
2000 4,669
2010 4,009

History[edit]

The area of present-day Yugawa was part of ancient Mutsu Province. During the early Heian period, the Buddhist temple of Shōjō-ji was founded in what is now part of Yugawa village. The area formed part of the holdings of Aizu Domain during the Edo period. After the Meiji Restoration, the area was organized as part of Kawanuma District. Fukushima Prefecture. The villages of Oikawa and Shōjō were created with the establishment of the modern municipalities system on April 1, 1889. These villages merged to form Yugawa on March 31, 1957.

Economy[edit]

The economy of Yugawa is centered on the production of rice, with much of the town area under paddy fields.

Education[edit]

Yugawa has two public elementary schools and one public junior high school operated by the village government. The village does not have a high school.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

JR logo (east).svg JR EastBan'etsu West Line

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

Shōjō-ji Yakushi-do
  • Shōjō-ji – Buddhist temple with Important Cultural Property buildings and National Treasure sculptures.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Yugawa, Fukushima at Wikimedia Commons