Chiyoda, Gunma

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Chiyoda
千代田町
Town
Chiyoda town hall
Chiyoda town hall
Flag of Chiyoda
Flag
Official seal of Chiyoda
Seal
Location of Chiyoda in Gunma Prefecture
Location of Chiyoda in Gunma Prefecture
Chiyoda is located in Japan
Chiyoda
Chiyoda
 
Coordinates: 36°13′3.9″N 139°26′32.7″E / 36.217750°N 139.442417°E / 36.217750; 139.442417Coordinates: 36°13′3.9″N 139°26′32.7″E / 36.217750°N 139.442417°E / 36.217750; 139.442417
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Gunma Prefecture
District Ōra
Area
 • Total 21.73 km2 (8.39 sq mi)
Population (February 2015)
 • Total 11,413
 • Density 525/km2 (1,360/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Osmanthus
- Flower Chrysanthemum
Phone number 0276-86-211
Address Ōaza Akaiwa1895, Chiyoda-machi, Gunma-ken 370-0598
Website Official website

Chiyoda (千代田町 Chiyoda-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 11,413 and a population density of 525 persons per km². Its total area was 21.73 km².

Geography[edit]

Chiyoda is located in the extreme southern corner Gunma prefecture, bordered by Saitama Prefecture to the south.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The villages of Tominaga, Eiraku, and Nagae were created within Ōra District, Gunma Prefecture on April 1, 1889 with the creation of the municipalities system after the Meiji Restoration. The three villages merged on March 31, 1955 to form the village of Chiyoda. However, the former village of Nagae separated out on September 30, 1956 and became part of Nakashima (today Ōra, Gunma). Chiyoda was raised to town status on April 1, 1982.

Economy[edit]

Agriculture remains a mainstay of the local economy; however, Chiyoda has two industrial parks centered on a beer plant operated by Suntory and a chemical plant operated by Marufuku Chemifa.

Education[edit]

  • Primary Schools
    • Nishi Elementary School
    • Higashi Elementary School
  • Middle Schools
    • Chiyoda Middle School
  • Libraries
    • Yamaya Memorial Library

Transportation[edit]

Chiyoda is not served by any railway lines, nor by any national highways.

External links[edit]

Media related to Chiyoda, Gunma at Wikimedia Commons