Kiso, Nagano (village)

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Kiso
木祖村
Village
Kiso Village Hall
Kiso Village Hall
Flag of Kiso
Flag
Official seal of Kiso
Seal
Location of Kiso Village in Nagano Prefecture
Location of Kiso Village in Nagano Prefecture
Kiso is located in Japan
Kiso
Kiso
 
Coordinates: 35°56′10.7″N 137°46′59.3″E / 35.936306°N 137.783139°E / 35.936306; 137.783139Coordinates: 35°56′10.7″N 137°46′59.3″E / 35.936306°N 137.783139°E / 35.936306; 137.783139
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Kōshin'etsu)
Prefecture Nagano
District Kiso
Area
 • Total 140.50 km2 (54.25 sq mi)
Population (October 2016)
 • Total 2,851
 • Density 20.3/km2 (53/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols  
• Tree Aesculus turbinata
• Flower Gentiana scabra
Phone number 0264-36-2001
Address 1191 Yabuhara, Kiso-mura, Kiso-gun, Nagano-ken 399-6201
Website www.vill.kiso.nagano.jp
Yabuhara-juku in Kiso Village

Kiso (木祖村 Kiso-mura?) is a village located in Kiso District in west-central Nagano Prefecture, in the Chūbu region of Japan. As of 1 October 2016, the village had an estimated population of 2,851 and a population density of 20.3 persons per km². Its total area was 140.50 square kilometres (54.25 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Kiso is located in west-central Nagano Prefecture, in the valley of the Kiso River.

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History[edit]

Kiso village is located in former Shinano Province. The area developed as Yabuhara-juku, a post station on the Nakasendō highway connecting Edo with Kyoto during the Edo period. The modern village of Kiso was established on April 1, 1889 by the establishment of the municipalities system.

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