Kanra, Gunma

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Flag of Kanra
Location of Kanra in Gunma Prefecture
Location of Kanra in Gunma Prefecture
Kanra is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 36°15′N 138°55′E / 36.250°N 138.917°E / 36.250; 138.917Coordinates: 36°15′N 138°55′E / 36.250°N 138.917°E / 36.250; 138.917
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Gunma Prefecture
District Kanra
 • Total 58.57 km2 (22.61 sq mi)
Population (September 1, 2007)
 • Total 14,119
 • Density 241.06/km2 (624.3/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Japanese Red Pine
- Flower Prunus × yedoensis
- Bird Green Pheasant
Address Kanra-machi, 161-1 Ōaza Obata
Phone number 0274-74-3131
Website Town of Kanra

Kanra (甘楽町 Kanra-machi?) is a town located in Kanra District, Gunma Prefecture, Japan.

As of September 1, 2007, the town has an estimated population of 14,119 and a density of 241.06 persons per km². The total area is 58.57 km².

Surrounding municipalities[edit]


  • 1889 - Obata village, Akihata village, Fukushima town, and Niiya village are created in Kitakanra District.
  • 1925 - Obata village is turned into Obata town.
  • 1950 - Kitakanra District's name is turned into Kanra District.
  • 1955 - Akihata village is merged into Obata town.
  • 1959 - Fukushima village and Niiya village are merged into Obata town, creating Kanra town.


  • Primary Schools
    • Obata Elementary School
    • Fukushima Elementary School
    • Niiya Elementary School
    • Akihata Elementary School
      • Nasu Division
  • Junior High Schools
    • Daiichi Junior High School
    • Daini Junior High School
    • Daisan Junior High School

External links[edit]

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