Nagi
奈義町
Town
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Flag of Nagi
Official seal of Nagi
Location of Nagi in Okayama Prefecture
Location of Nagi in Okayama Prefecture
Nagi is located in Japan
Nagi
Nagi
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°7′N 134°11′E / 35.117°N 134.183°E / 35.117; 134.183Coordinates: 35°7′N 134°11′E / 35.117°N 134.183°E / 35.117; 134.183
CountryJapan
RegionChūgoku
San'yō
PrefectureOkayama Prefecture
DistrictKatsuta
Area
 • Total69.54 km2 (26.85 sq mi)
Population
 (October 1, 2016)
 • Total5,861
 • Density84/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+09:00 (JST)
ClimateCfa
Websitewww.town.nagi.okayama.jp

Nagi (奈義町, Nagi-chō) is a town located in Katsuta District, Okayama Prefecture, Japan. As of October 2016, the town has an estimated population of 5,861 and a density of 84 persons per km². The total area is 69.54 km².

Geography

Climate

Nagi has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa). The average annual temperature in Nagi is 13.4 °C (56.1 °F). The average annual rainfall is 1,511.0 mm (59.49 in) with July as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 25.7 °C (78.3 °F), and lowest in January, at around 1.8 °C (35.2 °F).[1] The highest temperature ever recorded in Nagi was 37.2 °C (99.0 °F) on 6 August 1994; the coldest temperature ever recorded was −15.5 °C (4.1 °F) on 3 February 2012.[2]

Climate data for Nagi (1991−2020 normals, extremes 1977−present)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 14.4
(57.9)
20.1
(68.2)
24.3
(75.7)
28.9
(84.0)
31.9
(89.4)
35.2
(95.4)
36.1
(97.0)
37.2
(99.0)
35.1
(95.2)
29.5
(85.1)
24.8
(76.6)
18.6
(65.5)
37.2
(99.0)
Average high °C (°F) 6.8
(44.2)
7.9
(46.2)
12.1
(53.8)
18.3
(64.9)
23.2
(73.8)
26.2
(79.2)
29.7
(85.5)
31.2
(88.2)
27.0
(80.6)
21.3
(70.3)
15.2
(59.4)
9.2
(48.6)
19.0
(66.2)
Daily mean °C (°F) 1.8
(35.2)
2.6
(36.7)
6.1
(43.0)
11.6
(52.9)
17.0
(62.6)
21.0
(69.8)
24.8
(76.6)
25.7
(78.3)
21.6
(70.9)
15.3
(59.5)
9.1
(48.4)
3.8
(38.8)
13.4
(56.1)
Average low °C (°F) −2.7
(27.1)
−2.4
(27.7)
0.3
(32.5)
4.8
(40.6)
11.0
(51.8)
16.6
(61.9)
21.1
(70.0)
21.5
(70.7)
17.0
(62.6)
9.9
(49.8)
3.7
(38.7)
−0.9
(30.4)
8.3
(47.0)
Record low °C (°F) −13.7
(7.3)
−15.5
(4.1)
−11.5
(11.3)
−4.4
(24.1)
0.8
(33.4)
6.8
(44.2)
11.8
(53.2)
12.8
(55.0)
5.8
(42.4)
0.0
(32.0)
−5.3
(22.5)
−11.0
(12.2)
−15.5
(4.1)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 60.3
(2.37)
67.5
(2.66)
105.1
(4.14)
120.1
(4.73)
157.3
(6.19)
191.3
(7.53)
253.4
(9.98)
147.5
(5.81)
172.6
(6.80)
103.8
(4.09)
67.8
(2.67)
64.5
(2.54)
1,511
(59.49)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 9.6 10.2 10.9 10.2 10.7 12.0 12.8 9.7 10.5 8.0 7.7 9.2 121.5
Mean monthly sunshine hours 109.3 117.1 161.4 185.4 190.7 136.9 137.4 173.3 140.9 150.1 126.7 109.1 1,738.3
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency[1][2]

Demographics

Per Japanese census data, the population of Nagi in 2020 is 5,578 people.[3] Nagi has been conducting censuses since 1920.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1920 6,892—    
1925 6,794−1.4%
1930 6,743−0.8%
1935 6,626−1.7%
1940 6,636+0.2%
1945 8,761+32.0%
1950 9,136+4.3%
YearPop.±%
1955 8,925−2.3%
1960 8,188−8.3%
1965 7,401−9.6%
1970 7,010−5.3%
1975 7,716+10.1%
1980 7,818+1.3%
1985 7,905+1.1%
YearPop.±%
1990 7,577−4.1%
1995 7,230−4.6%
2000 6,690−7.5%
2005 6,475−3.2%
2010 6,086−6.0%
2015 5,906−3.0%
2020 5,578−5.6%
Nagi population statistics[3]

Services

Child subsidies

As of August 2005, the fertility rate was 1.4 children per woman. Measures were implemented to encourage having more children, including providing free medical care to children aged 18 or under, helping students going to high schools outside the town with their commuting expenses, and providing day care for sick children,[4] as well as providing cheap rental properties and paying birth gifts of up to ¥400,000.[5]

The birthrate briefly increased to 2.8, but then it declined to 1.9.[6]

Notable person

Cultural facilities

References

  1. ^ a b 気象庁 / 平年値(年・月ごとの値). JMA. Retrieved May 10, 2022.
  2. ^ a b 観測史上1~10位の値(年間を通じての値). JMA. Retrieved May 10, 2022.
  3. ^ a b Nagi population statistics
  4. ^ "JCP efforts help to boost birthrate in country town". Japan Press Weekly. 1 December 2015.
  5. ^ "Despite government reluctance, Japan's population outlook makes immigration talk inevitable". Japan Times. 11 April 2017.
  6. ^ "A small town in Japan doubles its fertility rate". The Economist. 2018-01-09.