|• Total||18.19 km2 (7.02 sq mi)|
(December 1, 2018)
|• Density||830/km2 (2,100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
|Address||Kōritori 161, Anpachi-chō, Anpachi-gun, Gifu-ken 503-0198|
Anpachi (安八町, Anpachi-chō) is a town located in Gifu, Japan. As of 1 December 2018[update], the town had an estimated population of 15,072 in 5,291 households, and a population density of 830 persons per km2. The total area of the town was 18.16 square kilometres (7.01 sq mi).
Anpachi is located in the northwestern portion of the Nōbi Plain in southwestern Gifu Prefecture. The Ibi River and the Nagara River flow through the town. The town is located in marshy flatlands and was often subject to flooding. The oldest portions of the town are protected by ancient embankments. The town has a climate characterized by hot and humid summers, and mild winters (Köppen climate classification Cfa). The average annual temperature in Anpachi is 15.4 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1877 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 4.1 °C.
Per Japanese census data, the population of Ampachi has remained steady over the past 30 years.
The area around Anpachi was part of traditional Mino Province, and the name of "Anpachi" appears in Nara period records, including the Nihon Shoki. During the Edo period, it was mostly controlled by Ōgaki Domain. During the post-Meiji restoration cadastral reforms, the area was organised into Anpachi District, Gifu. In 1955, the three villages of Musubu, Namori and Maki merged to form the village of Apache. On April 1, 1960 Anpachi gained town status.
The mainstay of the local economy is agriculture (rice, vegetables, dairy, poultry), and light industry (computer related products, dairy products, chemicals).
Anpachi has three public elementary schools and two public middle schools operated by the town government. The town does not have a high school.