Iizuna, Nagano

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Iizuna
飯綱町
Town
Iizuna Town Hall
Iizuna Town Hall
Flag of Iizuna
Flag
Official seal of Iizuna
Seal
Location of Iizuna in Nagano Prefecture
Location of Iizuna in Nagano Prefecture
Iizuna is located in Japan
Iizuna
Iizuna
 
Coordinates: 36°45′17.2″N 138°14′7.9″E / 36.754778°N 138.235528°E / 36.754778; 138.235528Coordinates: 36°45′17.2″N 138°14′7.9″E / 36.754778°N 138.235528°E / 36.754778; 138.235528
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Kōshin'etsu)
Prefecture Nagano
District Kamiminochi
Area
 • Total 75.00 km2 (28.96 sq mi)
Population (October 2016)
 • Total 10,895
 • Density 145/km2 (380/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols  
• Tree Sakura
• Flower Apple
Phone number 026-253-2511
Address 2795-1 Mure, Iizuna-machi, Kamiminochi-gun, Nagano-ken 389-1293
Website http://www.town.iizuna.nagano.jp/
Lake Reisenji and Mount Iizuna

Iizuna (飯綱町, Iizuna-machi) is a town located in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 October 2016, the town had an estimated population of 10,895, and a population density of 145 persons per km². Its total area is 75.00 square kilometres (28.96 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Iizuna is located in northern Nagano Prefecture. It is 13.9 km from east to west and 15.6 km in the south north. The Yaja River that flows from the Mount Reisenji forms the western border of the town which is located on its river terrace. The Torii River flows through the center of town. The Madarao River flows from Shinano, and flows on the north side of this town. It joins the Chikuma River via the Nakano city in the east.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area of present-day Iizuna was part of ancient Shinano Province. During the Edo period, Mure developed as a post station on the Hokkoku Kaidō highway.

The modern town was created through a merger of the villages of Samizu and Mure on October 1, 2005. Its name comes from Mount Iizuna which dominates the town's western sky.

Economy[edit]

The economy of Iizuna is agricultural, primarily rice cultivation and horticulture.

Education[edit]

Iizuna has four public elementary schools and one public middle school operated by the town government, and one high school operated the Nagano Prefectural Board of Education.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

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