Ina, Nagano

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Ina City Hall
Ina City Hall
Flag of Ina
Official seal of Ina
Location of Ina in Nagano
Location of Ina in Nagano
Ina is located in Japan
Coordinates: 35°49′39.1″N 137°57′14.3″E / 35.827528°N 137.953972°E / 35.827528; 137.953972Coordinates: 35°49′39.1″N 137°57′14.3″E / 35.827528°N 137.953972°E / 35.827528; 137.953972
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Kōshin'etsu)
Prefecture Nagano
 • Total 667.93 km2 (257.89 sq mi)
Population (October 2016)
 • Total 68,252
 • Density 102/km2 (260/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
• Tree Maple
• Flower Sakura
• Bird Rock ptarmigan
Phone number 0265-78-4111
Address 3050 Ina, Ina-shi, Nagano-ken 396-8617
Sakura at Takatō Castle, Ina

Ina (伊那市, Ina-shi) is a city located in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 October 2016, the city had an estimated population of 68,252, and a population density of 102 persons per km². Its total area is 667.93 square kilometres (257.89 sq mi).


Ina-Shi, Nagano, Japan

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.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]


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.


Rubycon Corporation, an electronic components company has its headquarters in the city.[1]


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.

The city has one international school (Colégio Desafio) - Brazilian primary school[2])




Sister city relations[edit]


  • China - Beijing, China (Signed on November 22, 1994 as a friendship city)



  1. ^ "Corporate Overview." Rubycon Corporation Retrieved on June 13, 2015.
  2. ^ "Escolas Brasileiras Homologadas no Japão" (Archive). Embassy of Brazil in Tokyo. Retrieved on October 13, 2015.

External links[edit]

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