Numata, Gunma

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Numata
沼田市
City
Location of Numata in Gunma Prefecture
Location of Numata in Gunma Prefecture
Numata is located in Japan
Numata
Numata
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 36°39′N 139°03′E / 36.650°N 139.050°E / 36.650; 139.050Coordinates: 36°39′N 139°03′E / 36.650°N 139.050°E / 36.650; 139.050
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Gunma Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Mikio Hoshino
Area
 • Total 443.37 km2 (171.19 sq mi)
Population (May 1, 2011)
 • Total 52,882
 • Density 120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Sakura
- Flower Chinese bellflower
Address Numata,
Nishikurauchi-machi 780
378-8501
Phone number 0278-23-2111
Website Numata City

Numata (沼田市 Numata-shi?) is a city located in Gunma Prefecture, Japan. It is in northern Gunma, bordered by Mt. Akagi and Mt. Hotaka. The kanji for Numata approximately mean "boggy field."

The city was founded on April 1, 1954 and merged with the villages of Shirasawa and Tone (both from Tone District) on February 13, 2005.[1]

As of this merger, the city has an estimated population of 52,882, with 20,240 households and a population density of 119.29 persons per km². The total area is 443.37 km², making it the largest city in terms of area within Gunma Prefecture. (The neighboring town of Minakami is the largest municipality in terms of area withiin Gunma.)

History[edit]

  • On April 1 1889 - the municipal governments of the town of Numata, and the villages of Tonami, Ikeda, Usune, Kawada, Shirasawa and Azuma (Tone) were created within Tone District. The village of Akagine was also created within Kita-Seta District.
  • On April 1 1896 - the Kita-Seta District and Tone District (1st) were merged to create a new Tone District (2nd).
  • On April 1 1954 - the town of Numata, and the villages of Tonami, Ikeda, Usune and Kawada were merged to create the city of Numata.
  • On September 30 1956 - the villages of Azuma and Akagine were merged to create the village of Tone.
  • On February 13 2005 - the villages of Shirasawa and Tone were incorporated into Numata.

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Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "The Outline of City Numata". Retrieved 2006-12-22. 

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