Yoshioka, Gunma

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Yoshioka
吉岡町
Town
Yoshioka town office
Yoshioka town office
Flag of Yoshioka
Flag
Official seal of Yoshioka
Seal
Location of Yoshioka in Gunma Prefecture
Location of Yoshioka in Gunma Prefecture
Yoshioka is located in Japan
Yoshioka
Yoshioka
 
Coordinates: 36°26′50.8″N 139°0′34.9″E / 36.447444°N 139.009694°E / 36.447444; 139.009694Coordinates: 36°26′50.8″N 139°0′34.9″E / 36.447444°N 139.009694°E / 36.447444; 139.009694
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Gunma Prefecture
District Kitagunma
Area
 • Total 20.46 km2 (7.90 sq mi)
Population (February 2015)
 • Total 20,847
 • Density 1,020/km2 (2,600/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Ginkgo biloba
- Flower Chrysanthemum
- Bird Skylark
Phone number 0279-54-3111
Address 560 Shimonoda, Yoshioka-machi, Kitagunma-gun, Gunma-ken 370-3692
Website Official website

Yoshioka (吉岡町 Yoshioka-machi?) is a town located in Kitagunma District of central Gunma Prefecture in the northern Kantō region of Japan. As of February 2015, the town had an estimated population of 20,847 and a population density of 1020 persons per km². Its total area was 20.46 km².

Geography[edit]

Located in central Gunma, Yoshioka sits between the southeastern slopes of Mount Haruna and the Tone River region. The western half of the town has an elevation between 200 m and 900 m, while the eastern half is mostly flat, with an elevation between 100 m and 200 m.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

Komayose village and Meiji village were established within Nishigunma District, Gunma Prefecture on April 1, 1889 with the creation of the municipalities system after the Meiji Restoration. In 1896, Nishigunma District was united with Kataoka DIstrict to create Gunma District, which was subsequently divided in 1949 with Komayose and Meiji villages becoming part of Kitagunma District. On April 1, 1955 the two villages were merged to form Yoshioka village, which was elevated to town status on April 1, 1991.

Economy[edit]

The economy of Yoshioka is heavily dependent on agriculture.

Education[edit]

  • Meiji Elementary School
  • Komayose Elementary School
  • Yoshioka Middle School

Transportation[edit]

Yoshioka is not served by any railway services. The nearest stations are Yagihara in the city of Shibukawa to the north and Gumma-Sōja in the city of Maebashi to the south.

Highway[edit]

External links[edit]

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