?no City Hall
Location of ?no in Fukui Prefecture
|o - Mayor||Shiho Ishiyama (since July 2018)|
|o Total||872.43 km2 (336.85 sq mi)|
|o Density||39/km2 (100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
|Address||1-1 Tenjincho, ?no-shi, Fukui-ken 912-8666|
?no (?, ?no-shi) is a city located in Fukui Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 July 2018 , the city had an estimated population of 33,640 in 11,747 households and the population density of 39 persons per km². The total area of the city was 872.43 square kilometres (336.85 sq mi). The town is encircled by a ring of mountains and the only way in or out is via tunnels or mountain roads.
?no is located in mountainous northeastern Fukui Prefecture, bordered by Ishikawa Prefecture to the north and Gifu Prefecture to the east and south. The city is geographically the largest municipality in Fukui Prefecture, occupying one fifth of the prefecture's territory. The Kuzury? River flows through the city. Parts of the city are within the borders of Hakusan National Park.
?no has a Humid climate (Köppen Cfa) characterized by warm, wet summers and cold winters with heavy snowfall. The average annual temperature in ?no is 13.1 °C. The average annual rainfall is 2385 mm with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 26.0 °C, and lowest in January, at around 1.0 °C.
Per Japanese census data, the population of ?no has been in decline over the past 40 years.
?no is part of ancient Echizen Province. During the Edo period, ?no developed as the castle town of ?no Domain. Following the Meiji restoration, it was organised into part of ?no District in Fukui Prefecture. Much of the old town of ?no was destroyed in a fire on April 8, 1888. With the establishment of the modern municipalities system on April 1, 1889. the town of ?no was established. ?no merged with the villages of Shimosho, Kamisho, Goka, Sakadani, Tomida, Inuigawa and Oyama and was raised to city status on July 1, 1954. ?no annexed the neighbouring village of Nishitani on July 1, 1970. On November 7, 2005, the village of Izumi was merged into ?no.
The economy of ?no is mixed, with agriculture, forestry and seasonal tourism playing prominent roles.
?no has ten public elementary schools and five middle schools operated by the city government, and two public high schools operated by the Fukui Prefectural Board of Education.
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