Ōra District, Gunma

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Location of Ōra District in Gunma Prefecture

Ōra District (邑楽郡 Ōra-gun?) is a district located in Gunma Prefecture (formerly in the old Kōzuke Province), Japan.

As of May, 2008, the district has an estimated population of 107,157 and a density of 810 persons/km². The total area is 132.32 km².

The district contains five towns:

All towns have been growing in industrial business, but not in tourism.

Timeline[edit]

  • April 1, 1889 - Due to the municipal status enforcement, the town of Tatebayashi and 21 villages were formed. (1 town, 21 villages)
  • July 25, 1902 - The village of Koizumi gained town status. (2 towns, 20 villages)
  • 1916 - Population: 83,319. Malaria Patients: 3,609.
  • April 1, 1954 - The town of Tatebayashi and the villages of Satoya, Ōshima, Akabane, Rokugō, Minoya, Tatara, and Watarase merged to form the city of Tatebayashi. (1 town, 13 villages)
  • February 1, 1955 - The villages of Nishiyada, Ebise, Ōgano, and Inara merged to form the town of Itakura. (2 towns, 9 villages)
  • March 1, 1955 (2 towns, 6 villages)
    • The villages of Takashima and Nakano merged to form the village of Nakashima.
    • The villages of Chieda, Umeshima, and Sanuki merged to form the village of Meiwa.
  • March 31, 1955 - The villages of Tominaga, Eiraku, and Nagae merged to form the village of Chiyoda. (2 towns, 4 villages)
  • September 30, 1956 - Parts of the village of Chiyoda (areas of the former village of Nagae) merged into the village of Nakashima.
  • January 1, 1957 - The village of Nakashima was renamed Ōra.
  • March 31, 1957 - The town of Koizumi and the village of Ōkawa merged to form the town of Ōizumi. (2 towns, 3 villages)
  • April 1, 1968 - The village of Ōra gained town status. (3 towns, 2 villages)
  • April 1, 1982 - The village of Chiyoda gained town status. (4 towns, 1 village)
  • October 1, 1998 - The village of Meiwa gained town status. (5 towns)

References[edit]

  • 内務省衛生局保健衛生調査室編『各地方ニ於ケル「マラリア」二関スル概況』1919年(大正8年)発行(2008年2月24日現在、国立国会図書館の『近代デジタルライブラリー』で閲覧可能)

External links[edit]

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