A sculpture at Utsukushigahara Open-air Museum in Ueda
Location of Ueda in Nagano Prefecture
|• Mayor||Soichi Motai (since April 2002)|
|• Total||552.00 km2 (213.13 sq mi)|
|Population (June 1, 2011)|
|• Density||286.57/km2 (742.2/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Texus cospidata|
|Address||1-11-16 Ote, Ueda-shi, Nagano-ken
The modern city of Ueda was established on March 6, 2006, from the merger of the old city of Ueda absorbing the towns of Maruko and Sanada, and the village of Takeshi (all from Chiisagata District). The new city replaced the former city of Ueda for the first time in 87 years since Ueda was elevated to city status in 1919.
As of June 1, 2011, the city has an estimated population of 158,187, with 61,091 households and a population density of 286.57 persons per km². The total area is 552.00 km², which makes it the fifth largest in Nagano Prefecture.
Former city of Ueda
- Main Article:
Former town of Maruko area
- April 1, 1889 - Maruko was established as a village when four hamlets were merged.
- October 30, 1912 - Maruko was elevated to town status.
- April 1966 - Gained the Togaharajibako hamlet from the town of Tobu (now part of the city of Tomi)
- Broomfield, Colorado, United States (from 2001 with Maruko)
- Ningbo, China (from 1995 with Ueda)
- Nerima, Tokyo (from 1994 with Takeshi)
- Davos, Graubünden, Switzerland (from 1976 with Sanada)
- Kamakura, Kanagawa (from 1979 with Ueda)
- Jōetsu, Niigata (from 1979 with Ueda)
- Toyooka, Hyōgo (from 1979 between Ueda and former town of Izushi)
- Kudoyama, Wakayama (from 1977 with Sanada)
Cities with emergency collaboration pacts
Ueda has entered into pacts with all the Japanese cities listed above and two more cities listed below for mutual collaboration in case of emergency.
- Utsukushigahara Open-air Museum - An open-air museum with sculptures on the Utsukushigahara plateau, which opened in June 1981
- "上田市の統計" (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 23 September 2007. Retrieved 3 November 2007.
- "姉妹都市・友好都市提携及び災害時応援協定提携調印式" (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 25 October 2007. Retrieved 3 November 2007.
- "姉妹都市・友好都市" (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 25 October 2007. Retrieved 3 November 2007.
- "山極 勝三郎". Nihon Jinmei Daijiten (in Japanese). Tokyo: Shogakukan. 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-08.
Media related to Ueda, Nagano at Wikimedia Commons
- Ueda City official website (Japanese)