Agematsu Town Hall
Location of Agematsu in Nagano Prefecture
|• Total||168.42 km2 (65.03 sq mi)|
|Population (October 2016)|
|• Density||27.4/km2 (71/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|• Tree||Chamaecyparis obtusa|
|• Flower||Magnolia sieboldii, Lilium|
|• Bird||Japanese robin|
|Address||2-13 Eki-mae dori, Agematsu-machi, Kiso-gun, Nagano-ken 399-5603|
Agematsu (上松町? Agematsu-machi) is a town located in Kiso District in south-central Nagano Prefecture, in the Chūbu region of Japan. As of 1 October 2016[update], the town had an estimated population of 4,612 and a population density of 27.4 persons per km². Its total area was 168.42 square kilometres (65.03 sq mi).
The area of present-day Agematsu was part of ancient Shinano Province. Agematsu-juku developed as a post station on the Nakasendō highway connected Edo with Kyoto in the Edo period. The modern village of Komagane was established on April 1, 1889 by the establishment of the municipalities system. The village was divided into the towns of Komagane and Agematsu on September 3, 1922.
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