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Iizuna Town Hall
Location of Iizuna in Nagano Prefecture
|• Total||75.00 km2 (28.96 sq mi)|
|Population (October 2016)|
|• Density||145/km2 (380/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|Address||2795-1 Mure, Iizuna-machi, Kamiminochi-gun, Nagano-ken 389-1293|
Iizuna (飯綱町 Iizuna-machi) is a town located in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 October 2016[update], 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).
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.
The economy of Iizuna is agricultural, primarily rice cultivation and horticulture.
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.
- Iizuna is notable for being home to The Spiral, Asia's only permanent bobsleigh, luge and skeleton track. This track was a venue for the 1998 Winter Olympic Games.
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