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Tagami
田上町
Tagami town hall
Location of Tagami in Niigata
Tagami
Tagami
 
Coordinates: 37°41′55.6″N 139°3′28.7″E / 37.698778°N 139.057972°E / 37.698778; 139.057972Coordinates: 37°41′55.6″N 139°3′28.7″E / 37.698778°N 139.057972°E / 37.698778; 139.057972
CountryJapan
RegionChūbu (Kōshin'etsu) (Hokuriku)
PrefectureNiigata
DistrictMinamikanbara
Area
 • Total31.71 km2 (12.24 sq mi)
Population
 (July 1, 2019)
 • Total11,481
 • Density360/km2 (940/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
Symbols 
• TreeSakura
• FlowerHydrangea macrophylla
Phone number0256-57-6222
Address3070 Haragasaki Shinden, Tagami-machi, Minamikambara-gun, Niigata-ken 959-1503
WebsiteOfficial website

Tagami (田上町, Tagami-machi) is a town located in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 July 2019, the town had an estimated population of 11,481 in 4203 households,[1] and a population density of 362 persons per km². The total area of the town was 31.71 square kilometres (12.24 sq mi).

Geography

Tagami is located in central Niigata Prefecture, bordered by the city of Niigata to the north. The Shinano River flows through the town.

Surrounding municipalities

Climate

Tagami has a Humid climate (Köppen Cfa) characterized by warm, wet summers and cold winters with heavy snowfall. The average annual temperature in Tagami is 13.0 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1958 mm with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 26.3 °C, and lowest in January, at around 1.2 °C.[2]

Demographics

Per Japanese census data,[3] the population of Tagami peaked at around the year 2000 and has declined steadily since.

Census Year Population
1970 9,534
1980 11,396
1990 12,761
2000 13,643
2010 12,791

History

The area of present-day Tagami was part of ancient Echigo Province and was part of the tenryō territories administered directly by the Tokugawa shogunate during the Edo period.. The village of Tagami was established within Minamikanbara District, Niigata on April 1, 1889 with the creation of the modern municipalities system. Its as raised to town status on August 1, 1973.

Economy

The local economy is dominated by agriculture, notably rice production. However, the town is increasingly becoming a bedroom community for neighbouring Niigata city, Sanjo and Kamo.

Education

Tagami has two public elementary schools and one public middle school operated by the town government. There is no high school within town limits; however, the Niigata Chuoh Junior College is located in Tagami.

Transportation

Railway

JR East - Shin'etsu Main Line

Highway

References