Kanra town office
Location of Kanra in Gunma Prefecture
|• Total||58.61 km2 (22.63 sq mi)|
|Population (February 2015)|
|• Density||223/km2 (580/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Japanese Red Pine|
|- Flower||Somei Yoshino cherry|
|- Bird||Green pheasant|
|Address||161-1 Ōaza Obata, Kanra-machi, Kanra-gun, Gunma-ken 370-2292|
Kanra (甘楽町? Kanra-machi) is a town located in Kanra District of southwestern Gunma Prefecture in the northern Kantō region of Japan. As of February 2015, the town had an estimated population of 13,092 and a population density of 223 persons per km². Its total area was 58.61 km².
Kanra is located in the southwestern portion of Gunma Prefecture.
During the Edo period, the area of present-day Kanra was largely part of Obata Domain, a feudal domain under the Tokugawa shogunate in Kōzuke Province. Obata village, Akihata village, Fukushima town, and Niiya village were created within Kitakanra District of Gunma Prefecture on April 1, 1889 with the creation of the municipalities system after the Meiji Restoration. In 1925 Obata village was elevated in status into Obata town. In 1950 Kitakanra District was renamed Kanra District. Akihata village merged with Obata in 1955, and Fukushima and Niiya villages were into Obata on February 1, 1959, creating Kanra town.
The economy of Kanra is heavily dependent on agriculture.
- Primary Schools
- Obata Elementary School
- Fukushima Elementary School
- Niiya Elementary School
- Akihata Elementary School
- Nasu Division
- Middle Schools
- Kanra Jr. High School
- Rakusan-en gardens
Media related to Kanra, Gunma at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (in Japanese)