Chino, Nagano

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Chino
茅野市
City
Chino City Hall
Chino City Hall
Flag of Chino
Flag
Official seal of Chino
Seal
Location of Chino in Nagano Prefecture
Location of Chino in Nagano Prefecture
北緯35度59分43.9秒東経138度9分31.7秒
北緯35度59分43.9秒東経138度9分31.7秒
Chino
 
Coordinates: 35°59′43.9″N 138°9′31.7″E / 35.995528°N 138.158806°E / 35.995528; 138.158806Coordinates: 35°59′43.9″N 138°9′31.7″E / 35.995528°N 138.158806°E / 35.995528; 138.158806
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Kōshin'etsu)
Prefecture Nagano
Government
 • - Mayor Chiyokazu Yanagidaira (since April 2007)
Area
 • Total 266.59 km2 (102.93 sq mi)
Population (October 2016)
 • Total 55,251
 • Density 207/km2 (540/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols  
• Tree Silver birch
• Flower Japanese gentian
Phone number 026-273-1111
Address 2-6-1 Tsukahara-cho, Chino-shi, Nagano-ken 391-8501
Website www.city.chino.lg.jp
Tateshina Highland from Mt.Kitayokodake

Chino (茅野市 Chino-shi?) is a city located in central Nagano Prefecture, in the Chūbu region of Japan. As of 1 October 2016, the city had an estimated population of 55,251 and a population density of 207 persons per km². Its total area was 266.59 square kilometres (102.93 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Lake Shirakaba

Chino is located in a mountainous area of east-central Nagano prefecture. Notable mountains within the city limits include Mount Yatsugatake, Mount Tateshina and Mount Kirigamine. Chino city hall is located at an elevation of 801 meters, and is thus the highest city hall location in Japan.[citation needed]

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area of present-day Chino was part of ancient Shinano Province and was part of Suwa Domain under the Tokugawa shogunate in the Edo period. The village of Eimei in Suwa District was established by the creation of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. It was elevated to town status and renamed Chino on May 3, 1948. Chino was elevated to city status on August 1, 1958.[citation needed]

Education[edit]

Chino has nine public elementary schools and four public middle schools. There is one public high school operated by the Nagano Prefectural Board of Education, and one private high school. The Tokyo University of Science, Suwa is also located in Chino.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Sister city relations[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US-Japan Sister Cities by State". Asia Matters for America. Honolulu, HI: East-West Center. Retrieved 20 November 2015. 

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