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Niijima
新島村
Village
Port of Niijima
Location of Niijima in Tokyo Metropolis
Niijima
Niijima
 
Coordinates: 34°22′37.4″N 139°15′24.3″E / 34.377056°N 139.256750°E / 34.377056; 139.256750Coordinates: 34°22′37.4″N 139°15′24.3″E / 34.377056°N 139.256750°E / 34.377056; 139.256750
CountryJapan
RegionKantō
PrefectureTokyo Metropolis
Area
 • Total27.54 km2 (10.63 sq mi)
Population
 (June 2016)
 • Total2,697
 • Density97.9/km2 (254/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
Phone number04992-5-0240
Address1-1-1, Honson, Niijima-mura, Tōkyō-to 100-0402
Websitewww.niijima.com
Landsat view of Niijima (right) and Shikinejima (left)
Landsat view of Niijima (right) and Shikinejima (left)

Niijima (新島村, Niijima-mura) is a village located in Ōshima Subprefecture, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan. As of 1 June 2016, the village had an estimated population of 2,697, and a population density of 97.9 persons per km². Its total area is 27.54 square kilometres (10.63 sq mi).

Geography

The village of Niijima consists of the inhabited islands of Nii-jima and Shikinejima, the uninhabited islands of Udoneshima and Jinai-tō, and numerous small rocks in the northern Izu archipelago.

Surrounding Municipalities

History

On October 1, 1923, the islands of Niijima and Shikinejima were organized into municipalities. Niijima was administered as Niijimahon (新島本村, Niijima-honson, lit. "Niijima Main Village"). Shikenejima was administered as Wakagō (若郷村, Wakagō-mura). Both villages belonged to Ōshima Island Government Office. In 1926, the Ōshima Island Government Office became Ōshima Subprefecture of Tokyo. On November 1, 1954, Niijimahon absorbed the village of Wakagō, and changed its name to Niijima Village on April 1, 1992.

Economy

The economy of the village is dependent on commercial fishing and seasonal tourism. The village is known for its sports fishing, hot spring resorts) and local beer.

Transportation

Airports
Airlines
Roads
Ports
Sea routes

Education

High schools
Junior High Schools
Elementary Schools

References