Katashina, Gunma

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Katashina
片品村
Village
Location of Katashina in Gunma Prefecture
Location of Katashina in Gunma Prefecture
Katashina is located in Japan
Katashina
Katashina
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 36°46′N 139°14′E / 36.767°N 139.233°E / 36.767; 139.233Coordinates: 36°46′N 139°14′E / 36.767°N 139.233°E / 36.767; 139.233
Country Japan
Region Tone
Prefecture Gunma Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Kinzo Chigira (since November 2005)
Area
 • Total 392.01 km2 (151.36 sq mi)
Population (February 1, 2012)
 • Total 5,143
 • Density 13.12/km2 (34.0/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Betula platyphylla
- Flower Lysichiton camtschatcense
- Bird Copper Pheasant
Address Katashina-mura, 3967-3 Ōaza Kamata
378-0498
Phone number 0278-58-2111
Website Village of Katashina
Sonohara Dam

Katashina (片品村 Katashina-mura?) is a village located in Tone District, Gunma Prefecture, Japan.

As of February 1, 2012, the village has an estimated population of 5,143, with 1,697 households and a density of 13.12 persons per km². The total area is 392.01 km².

Geography[edit]

Located near Gunma's border with Tochigi prefecture, the town is very mountainous, with the highest elevation being 2578m and the lowest 640m. The temperature can reach up to 36°C in the summer, but in the winter, it can drop to -18°C. The average temperature is 11°C, the yearly precipitation is 1042 mm, and amount of snowfall is 95 cm, with the snowy period lasting for 120 days.[1]

  • Mountains: Mount Nikko Shirane, Mount Shibutsu, Mount Hotaka
  • Rivers: Katashina River, Ōtaki River
  • Lakes: Marunuma (Maru Swamp)

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

Notable places[edit]

  • Katashina Hot Springs
  • Hanasaku Hot Springs
  • Oze Tokura Hot Springs
  • Marunuma Hot Springs
  • Shirane Hot Springs
  • Ozegahara - Oze National Park
  • Marunuma Dam
  • Sonohara Dam
  • Konsei Mountain Pass
  • Chigira Farm
  • Marunuma Plateau Ski Resort
  • Katashina Plateau Ski Resort
  • Oze Iwakura Ski Area
  • Oze Tokura Ski Area
  • Hotaka Bokujo Ski Area
  • Oguna Hotaka Ski Area

References[edit]

External links[edit]

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