Higashiagatsuma town office
Location of Higashiagatsuma in Gunma Prefecture
|• Total||253.91 km2 (98.04 sq mi)|
|Population (February 2015)|
|• Density||56.8/km2 (147/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Flower||Narcissus (plant)|
|- Bird||Green pheasant|
|Address||594-3, Ōaza Haramachi, Higashiagatsuma-machi, Agatsuma-gun, Gunma-ken 377-0892|
Higashiagatsuma (東吾妻町 Higashiagatsuma-machi?) is a town located in Agatsuma District of central Gunma Prefecture in the northern Kantō region of Japan. As of February 2015, the town had an estimated population of 14,426 and a population density of 56.8 persons per km². Its total area was 253.91 km².
Located in the northwestern portion of Gunma Prefecture, Higashiagatsuma is surrounded by high peaks, including Mount Iwabitsu (802.6 meters).
- Mountains: Mount Iwabitsu, Yakushidake, Sugamine
- Rivers: Agatsuma River, Ishikami River
- Lakes: Lake Haruna
With the creation of the municipalities system after the Meiji Restoration on April 1, 1889, the town of Hara and the villages of Ota, Iwasaki and Sananoue and Azuma were created within Agatsuma District of Gunma Prefecture. The first three villages merged into Hara in 1965, which was renamed Agatsuma Town in February 1956.
The economy of Higashiagatsuma is heavily dependent on agriculture and seasonal tourism. Noted local crops include garlic and myoga production. Tourism from ski resorts and onsen hot springs also contribute to the local economy. Mount Ajara was a venue for the 2003 Asian Winter Games).
- Azuma Elementary School
- Haramachi Elementary School
- Iwashima Elementary School
- Ota Elementary School
- Sakaue Elementary School
Junior high schools
- Azuma Junior High School
- Haramachi Junior High School
- Iwashima Junior High School
- Ota Junior High School
- Sakaue Junior High School
Media related to Higashiagatsuma, Gunma at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (Japanese)