Anpachi
安八町
Anpachi Town Hall
Location of Anpachi in Gifu Prefecture
Anpachi
Anpachi
 
Coordinates: 35°20′7.2″N 136°39′55.4″E / 35.335333°N 136.665389°E / 35.335333; 136.665389Coordinates: 35°20′7.2″N 136°39′55.4″E / 35.335333°N 136.665389°E / 35.335333; 136.665389
CountryJapan
RegionChūbu
PrefectureGifu
DistrictAnpachi
Area
 • Total18.19 km2 (7.02 sq mi)
Population
 (December 1, 2018)
 • Total15,072
 • Density830/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
City symbols 
- TreeMignonette[1]
- FlowerNarcissus[1]
Phone number0584-64-3111
AddressKōritori 161, Anpachi-chō, Anpachi-gun, Gifu-ken 503-0198
WebsiteOfficial website

Anpachi (安八町, Anpachi-chō) is a town located in Gifu, Japan. As of 1 December 2018, the town had an estimated population of 15,072 in 5,291 households,[2] and a population density of 830 persons per km2. The total area of the town was 18.16 square kilometres (7.01 sq mi).

Geography

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.[3]

Neighbouring municipalities

Demographics

Per Japanese census data,[4] the population of Ampachi has remained steady over the past 30 years.

Census Year Population
1970 12,354
1980 13,901
1990 15,085
2000 15,078
2010 15,271

History

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.[5]

Economy

The mainstay of the local economy is agriculture (rice, vegetables, dairy, poultry), and light industry (computer related products, dairy products, chemicals).

Education

Anpachi has three public elementary schools and two public middle schools operated by the town government. The town does not have a high school.

Transportation

Railway

Highway

Local attractions

Sister city relations

In Japan

Overseas

Notable people from Anpachi

References

  1. ^ a b "A brief town profile". Anpachi official website. Archived from the original on September 27, 2011. Retrieved August 14, 2011.
  2. ^ Ampachi town official statistics(in Japanese)
  3. ^ Anpachi climate data
  4. ^ Anpachi population statistics
  5. ^ 都市計画マスタープラン (PDF). Anpachi official website (in Japanese). p. 2. Archived from the original (PDF) on August 9, 2011. Retrieved August 28, 2011.
  6. ^ 見どころ>お立ち寄りスポット. Anpachi official website (in Japanese). Archived from the original on September 27, 2011. Retrieved August 28, 2011.
  7. ^ "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Retrieved 21 November 2015.[permanent dead link]

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