Meiwa, Gunma

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Meiwa
明和町
Town
Flag of Meiwa
Flag
Location of Meiwa in Gunma Prefecture
Location of Meiwa in Gunma Prefecture
Meiwa is located in Japan
Meiwa
Meiwa
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 36°13′N 139°32′E / 36.217°N 139.533°E / 36.217; 139.533Coordinates: 36°13′N 139°32′E / 36.217°N 139.533°E / 36.217; 139.533
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Gunma Prefecture
District Ōra
Government
 • Mayor Hitoshi Onda
Area
 • Total 19.67 km2 (7.59 sq mi)
Population (February 1, 2012)
 • Total 11,184
 • Density 568.6/km2 (1,473/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Buxus
- Flower Chrysanthemum
Address 250-1 Niisato, Meiwa-machi, Gunma-ken
370-0795
Phone number 0276-84-3117
Website www.town.meiwa.gunma.jp

Meiwa (明和町 Meiwa-machi?) is a town in Ōra District, Gunma Prefecture, Japan.

As of February 1, 2012. the town has an estimated population of 11,184 and a population density of 568.6 persons per km². The total area is 19.67 km2 (8 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Meiwa is located in the south-eastern part of Gunma Prefecture. It is 11 km (7 mi) long from east to west and 3 km (2 mi) long from north to south, and has a total area of 19.67 km2 (8 sq mi).

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Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

  • 1889 - Sanuki village, Umeshima village, and Chieda village are created in Ōra District
  • 1955 - Sanuki village, Umeshima village, and Chieda village are united, creating Meiwa village
  • 1998 - Meiwa village is renamed Meiwa town
  • 2005 - Completion of the new town hall

Education[edit]

Agricultural produce[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Gunma Prefecture Pear Production (Japanese)

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