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Shinchi, Fukushima

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Country  Japan
District  Sōma
Area  46.53 km²
Population  7,722 (Dec 2014)
Prefecture  Fukushima Prefecture
Region  Tōhoku
Phone number  0244-62-2111
Local time  Sunday 12:38 AM
Bird  Green pheasant
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Time zone  Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Address  Yachikoya, Shinchi-machi, Sōma-gun, Fukushima-ken 979-2792
Weather  2°C, Wind NW at 6 km/h, 90% Humidity

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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).


Map of Shinchi, Soma District, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan

Past tsunami inundation road 22 shinchi fukushima japan 4k movie


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.

Surrounding municipalities

  • Fukushima Prefecture
  • Sōma
  • Miyagi Prefecture
  • Yamamoto
  • Marumori
  • History

    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.

    2011 earthquake and tsunami

    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
  • Highway

  • Jōban Expressway - Shinchi Interchange
  • Japan National Route 6
  • Japan National Route 113
  • References

    Shinchi, Fukushima Wikipedia

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