7,722 (Dec 2014)
Sunday 12:38 AM
| Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
Yachikoya, Shinchi-machi, Sōma-gun, Fukushima-ken 979-2792
2°C, Wind NW at 6 km/h, 90% Humidity
Shinchi (新地町, Shinchi-machi) is a town located in Sōma District, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. As of December 2014, the town has an estimated population of 7,722 and a population density of 167 persons per km2. The total area is 56.35 square kilometres (21.76 sq mi).
Shinchi, Fukushima Wikipedia
Shinchi is located in the far northeastern corner of Fukushima Prefecture, bordering on Miyagi Prefecture to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the east.Fukushima Prefecture
The area of present-day Shinchi was part of Mutsu Province, and was included in the holdings of Sendai Domain under the Tokugawa shogunate of Edo period Japan. After the Meiji restoration, on April 1, 1889, the village of Shinchi was created within Uda District, Fukushima. Uda District became Sōma District in 1896. On April 20, 1954 Shinchi annexed the neighboring villages of Fukuda and Komagamine. Shinchi was elevated to town status on August 1, 1971.
The eastern, coastal portion of Shinchi was inundated by devastating tsunami flood waters following the magnitude 9.0 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami off its coastline on March 11, 2011. The tsunami destroyed 577 houses, or approximately half the home in the town, and the final death toll was 116 residents.
Shinchi has one high school, one middle school and three elementary schools.East Japan Railway Company - Jōban Line
Komagamine Station - Shinchi Station
Jōban Expressway - Shinchi Interchange
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