Ina City Hall
Location of Ina in Nagano
|• Total||667.93 km2 (257.89 sq mi)|
|Population (October 2016)|
|• Density||102/km2 (260/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|• Bird||Rock ptarmigan|
|Address||3050 Ina, Ina-shi, Nagano-ken 396-8617|
Ina (伊那市 Ina-shi) is a city located in central Nagano Prefecture, in the Chūbu region of Japan. As of 1 October 2016[update], the city had an estimated population of 68,252 and a population density of 102 persons per km². Its total area was 667.93 square kilometres (257.89 sq mi).
Ina is located in south-central Nagano prefecture. It is bordered to the east by the Akaishi Mountains, including Mount Nyukasa (1955 meters), Mount Nokogiri (2685 meters), Mount Senjō (3033 meters), and Mount Shiomi (3047 meters). The Tenryū River runs through the city.
- Nagano Prefecture
- Yamanashi Prefecture
- Shizuoka Prefecture
The area of present-day Ina was part of ancient Shinano Province. The area was part of the holdings of Takato Domain during the Edo period. The village of Ina was established within Ina District the creation of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889 and was raised to town status on October 15, 1897. The town of Ina merged with the villages of Tomigata, Misuzu, Tera, Higashiharuchika and Nishiminowa (all from Kitaiina District) to form the city of Ina on April 1, 1954. Ina annexed the village of Nishiharuchika in 1965. On March 31, 2006, Ina absorbed the town of Takatō, and the village of Hase (both from Kamiina District to create the new and expanded city of Ina.
Ina has 15 public elementary schools and six public middle schools. There are four public high schools operated by the Nagano Prefectural Board of Education.
Sister city relations
- Chita, Aichi Prefecture (Signed on November 7, 1994 as a friendship city)
- Miyake, Tokyo (became allies on April 21, 1970)
- Shinjuku, Tokyo (Signed on July 12, 1986)
- Aizuwakamatsu, Fukushima (Signed on September 24, 2004)
- Iwanashiro, Fukushima (Signed on September 23, 1994)
- Iwata, Shizuoka Prefecture (became allies on August 1, 1984)
Media related to Ina, Nagano at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (in Japanese)
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