Chiyoda, Gunma

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Chiyoda
千代田町
Chiyoda town hall
Chiyoda town hall
Flag of Chiyoda
Official seal of Chiyoda
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
CountryJapan
RegionKantō
PrefectureGunma
DistrictŌra
Area
 • Total21.73 km2 (8.39 sq mi)
Population
 (September 2020)
 • Total11,221
 • Density520/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreeOsmanthus
- FlowerChrysanthemum
Phone number0276-86-211
AddressAkaiwa1895, Chiyoda-machi, Gunma-ken 370-0598
WebsiteOfficial website
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Chiyoda (千代田町, Chiyoda-machi) is a town located in Gunma Prefecture, Japan. As of 30 September 2020, the town had an estimated population of 11,221 in 4502 households,[1] and a population density of 520 persons per km². The total area of the town is 21.73 square kilometres (8.39 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

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

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

Gunma Prefecture

Saitama Prefecture

Climate[edit]

Chiyoda has a Humid continental climate (Köppen Cfa) characterized by hot summers and cold winters. The average annual temperature in Chiyoda is 14.5 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1273 mm with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 26.8 °C, and lowest in January, at around 3.4 °C.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Per Japanese census data,[3] the population of Chiyoda has remained relatively steady over the past 60 years.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1960 10,192—    
1970 9,620−5.6%
1980 10,680+11.0%
1990 11,527+7.9%
2000 11,602+0.7%
2010 11,467−1.2%

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 modern 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.

Government[edit]

Chiyoda has a mayor-council form of government with a directly elected mayor and a unicameral town council of 12 members. Chiyoda, together with the other municipalities in Ōra District contributes three members to the Gunma Prefectural Assembly. In terms of national politics, the town is part of Gunma 3rd district of the lower house of the Diet of Japan.

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]

Chiyoda has two public elementary schools and one public middle schools operated by the town government. The town does not have a high school.

Transportation[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chiyoda Town official statistics" (in Japanese). Japan.
  2. ^ Chiyoda climate data
  3. ^ Chiyoda population statistics

External links[edit]

Media related to Chiyoda, Gunma at Wikimedia Commons