Kanna town office
Location of Kanna in Gunma Prefecture
|• Total||114.6 km2 (44.2 sq mi)|
|Population (February 2015)|
|• Density||17.5/km2 (45/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|• Tree||Zelkova serrata|
|• Flower||Rhododendron dilatatum|
|• Bird||Japanese white-eye|
|Address||90-6 Ōaza Manba, Kanna-machi, Tano-gun, Gunma-ken 370-1592|
Kanna (神流町 Kanna-machi) is a town located in Tano District of southwestern Gunma Prefecture in the northern Kantō region of Japan. As of February 2015, the town had an estimated population of 2,007 and a population density of 17.5 persons per km2. Its total area was 114.6 km2. The town has seen a precipitous drop in population, to only one third of its population in 1970, with the remaining population having the second oldest median age in Japan after Nanmoku, Gunma and is thus classified as a Genkai shūraku. A footprint of Japan's first dinosaurs was discovered in former Nakasato village, now part of Kanna.
Kamikawa village and Nakasato village were established within Minamikanra District, Gunma Prefecture on April 1, 1889 with the creation of the municipalities system after the Meiji Restoration. In 1896 Minamikanra District was united with Midono and Tago Districts to create Tano District. Kamikawa village was elevated to town status in 1926 and renamed Manba town. On April 1, 2003, Manba and Nakasato merged, forming the town of Kanna.
The economy of Kanna is heavily dependent on agriculture.
Kanna has one elementary, one middle and one high school.
Kanna is not served by any railway stations.
- Kanna Dinosaur Center
- Sazanamiiwa (The location of the dinosaur footprint)
- Ryūshōji (A temple famed for its cherry blossoms)
- Roadside Station Manba no Sato
Media related to Kanna, Gunma at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (in Japanese)