Ōra, Gunma

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Ōra
邑楽町
Town
Ōra town hall
Ōra town hall
Flag of Ōra
Flag
Official seal of Ōra
Seal
Location of Ōra in Gunma Prefecture
Location of Ōra in Gunma Prefecture
Ōra is located in Japan
Ōra
Ōra
 
Coordinates: 36°15′8.6″N 139°27′44.3″E / 36.252389°N 139.462306°E / 36.252389; 139.462306Coordinates: 36°15′8.6″N 139°27′44.3″E / 36.252389°N 139.462306°E / 36.252389; 139.462306
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Gunma Prefecture
District Ōra
Area
 • Total 31.11 km2 (12.01 sq mi)
Population (February 2015)
 • Total 26,380
 • Density 848/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Pinus densiflora
- Flower Azalea
Phone number 0276-88-5511
Address 3040 Ōaza Nakano, Ōra-machi, Gunma-ken 370-0692
Website Official website

Ōra (邑楽町 Ōra-machi?) is a town located in Ōra District, Gunma Prefecture, in the northern Kantō region of Japan. As of February 2015, the town had an estimated population of 26,380 and a population density of 848 persons per km². Its total area was 31.11 km².

Geography[edit]

Ōra is located in the extreme southern corner Gunma prefecture, bordered by Tochigi Prefecture to the north.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The villages of Nakano, Takashima and Nagae were created within Ōra District, Gunma Prefecture on April 1, 1889 with the creation of the municipalities system after the Meiji Restoration. On March 1, 1955, Nakano and Takashima merged to form the village of Nakajima. Nakae merged with neighboring Tominaga and Eiraku to form the village of Chiyoda. However, on September 30, 1956 the former Nakae village was transferred from Chiyoda to Nakajima, and Nakajma was renamed Ōra on January 1, 1957. Ōra was elevated to town status on April 1, 1968.

Economy[edit]

Education[edit]

  • Primary Schools
    • Nakano Elementary School
    • Nakanohigashi Elementary School
    • Takashima Elementary School
    • Nagara Elementary School
  • Middle Schools
    • Ōra Middle School
    • Ōraminami Middle School

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

  • Ōra Symbol Tower
  • Matsumoto Park
  • Tatara Marshland

External links[edit]

Media related to Ōra, Gunma at Wikimedia Commons