Hara, Nagano

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Hara
原村
Village
Hara Village Hall
Hara Village Hall
Flag of Hara
Flag
Official seal of Hara
Seal
Location of Hara in Nagano Prefecture
Location of Hara in Nagano Prefecture
Hara is located in Japan
Hara
Hara
 
Coordinates: 35°57′51.8″N 138°13′2.6″E / 35.964389°N 138.217389°E / 35.964389; 138.217389Coordinates: 35°57′51.8″N 138°13′2.6″E / 35.964389°N 138.217389°E / 35.964389; 138.217389
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Kōshin'etsu)
Prefecture Nagano
District Suwa
Area
 • Total 43.26 km2 (16.70 sq mi)
Population (October 2016)
 • Total 7,506
 • Density 174/km2 (450/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols  
Phone number 0266-79-2100
Address 6549-1 Hara-mura, Suwa-gun, Nagano-ken 391-0100
Website www.vill.hara.nagano.jp
Hara Village in spring

Hara (原村 Hara-mura?) is a village located in Suwa District in northeast Nagano Prefecture, in the Chūbu region of Japan. As of 1 October 2016, the village had an estimated population of 7,506 and a population density of 174 persons per km². Its total area was 43.26 square kilometres (16.70 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Hara is located in eastern Nagano Prefecture. The village is located in a mountainous area, and includes Mount Yatsugatake partly within its borders.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Hara Village (1981-2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 2.1
(35.8)
3.0
(37.4)
7.5
(45.5)
14.8
(58.6)
19.5
(67.1)
22.7
(72.9)
26.3
(79.3)
27.6
(81.7)
22.9
(73.2)
16.9
(62.4)
11.3
(52.3)
5.4
(41.7)
15.0
(59)
Average low °C (°F) −8.3
(17.1)
−8.1
(17.4)
−4.1
(24.6)
1.7
(35.1)
7.2
(45)
12.4
(54.3)
16.6
(61.9)
17.3
(63.1)
13.3
(55.9)
6.1
(43)
0.1
(32.2)
−5.1
(22.8)
5.8
(42.4)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 47.0
(1.85)
58.8
(2.315)
105.4
(4.15)
96.9
(3.815)
117.3
(4.618)
162.3
(6.39)
162.9
(6.413)
124.0
(4.882)
187.1
(7.366)
114.1
(4.492)
70.8
(2.787)
37.4
(1.472)
1,284.1
(50.555)
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency[1]

History[edit]

The area of present-day Hara was part of ancient Shinano Province. The modern village of Hara was established on April 1, 1889 by the establishment of the municipalities system.

Economy[edit]

The economy of Hara is based on agriculture.

Education[edit]

Hara has one public elementary school and one public middle school operated by the village government. The village does not have a high school.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

  • The village has no passenger railway service.

Highway[edit]

International relations[edit]

  • New ZealandPukekohe, New Zealand,[2] sister city since May 2, 1974

Noted people from Hara[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hara Village 1981-2010". Japan Meteorological Agency. Retrieved January 10, 2012. 
  2. ^ "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Retrieved 21 November 2015. 

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