Nahari, Kōchi

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Nahari
奈半利町
Nahari town hall
Nahari town hall
Flag of Nahari
Official seal of Nahari
Location of Nahari in Kōchi Prefecture
Location of Nahari
Nahari is located in Japan
Nahari
Nahari
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 33°25′N 134°1′E / 33.417°N 134.017°E / 33.417; 134.017Coordinates: 33°25′N 134°1′E / 33.417°N 134.017°E / 33.417; 134.017
CountryJapan
RegionShikoku
Prefecture Kōchi
DistrictAki
Area
 • Total28.36 km2 (10.95 sq mi)
Population
 (January 1, 2022)
 • Total3,058
 • Density110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+09:00 (JST)
City hall address1659 Ōtsu, Nahari-chō, Aki-gun, Kōchi-ken 781-6402
WebsiteOfficial website
Symbols
BirdWarbling white-eye
TreeSakura
coastal road in Nahari

Nahari (奈半利町, Nahari-chō) is a town located in Aki District, Kōchi Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 January 2022, the town had an estimated population of 3,058 in 1665 households and a population density of 110 persons per km².[1]The total area of the town is 28.36 square kilometres (10.95 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Nahari is located in southeastern Kōchi Prefecture on the island of Shikoku, with a coastline the Pacific Ocean to the southwest.

Neighbouring municipalities[edit]

Kōchi Prefecture

Climate[edit]

Nahari has a Humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cfa) characterized by warm summers and cool winters with light snowfall. The average annual temperature in Nahari is 16.2 °C. The average annual rainfall is 2541 mm with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in January, at around 25.5 °C, and lowest in January, at around 6.7 °C.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Per Japanese census data,[3] the population of Nahari has been decreased steadily since the 1960s.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1920 4,848—    
1930 5,170+6.6%
1940 4,975−3.8%
1950 7,293+46.6%
1960 6,914−5.2%
1970 5,084−26.5%
1980 4,874−4.1%
1990 4,527−7.1%
2000 4,027−11.0%
2010 3,540−12.1%

History[edit]

As with all of Kōchi Prefecture, the area of Nahari was part of ancient Tosa Province. The name of Aki District appears in Nara period . During the Edo period, the area was part of the holdings of Tosa Domain ruled by the Yamauchi clan from their seat at Kōchi Castle. The village of Nahari was established with the creation of the modern municipalities system on October 1, 1889. It was raised to town status on May 1, 1916.

Government[edit]

Nahari has a mayor-council form of government with a directly elected mayor and a unicameral town council of ten members. Nahari, together with the other municipalities of Aki District, contributes one member to the Kōchi Prefectural Assembly. In terms of national politics, the town is part of Kōchi 1st district of the lower house of the Diet of Japan.

Economy[edit]

Nahari's economy is centered on commercial fishing, horticulture, and small ship repair.

Education[edit]

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

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Tosa Kuroshio Railway - Asa Line

Highways[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nahari town official statistics" (in Japanese). Japan.
  2. ^ Nahari climate data
  3. ^ Nahari population statistics

External links[edit]