Matsukawa, Nagano (Kitaazumi)

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This article is about the village in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. For the town in the same prefecture, see Matsukawa, Nagano (Shimoina).
Matsukawa
松川村
Village
Matsukawa Village Hall
Matsukawa Village Hall
Flag of Matsukawa
Flag
Official seal of Matsukawa
Seal
Location of Matsukawa Village in Nagano Prefecture
Location of Matsukawa Village in Nagano Prefecture
Matsukawa is located in Japan
Matsukawa
Matsukawa
 
Coordinates: 36°25′26.3″N 137°51′16.5″E / 36.423972°N 137.854583°E / 36.423972; 137.854583Coordinates: 36°25′26.3″N 137°51′16.5″E / 36.423972°N 137.854583°E / 36.423972; 137.854583
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Kōshin'etsu)
Prefecture Nagano
District Kitaazumi
Area
 • Total 47.07 km2 (18.17 sq mi)
Population (October 2016)
 • Total 9,800
 • Density 208/km2 (540/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols  
• Tree Pinus densiflora
• Flower Rhododendron
Phone number 0261-62-3111
Address 76-5, Matsukawa-mura, Kitaazumi-gun, Nagano-ken 399-8501
Website www.vill.matsukawa.nagano.jp
Chihiro Art Museum in Matsukawa

Matsukawa (松川村 Matsukawa-mura?) is a village located in Kitaazumi District in northeast Nagano Prefecture, in the Chūbu region of Japan. As of 1 October 2016, the village had an estimated population of 9,800 and a population density of 208 persons per km². Its total area was 47.07 square kilometres (18.17 sq mi). [1]

Geography[edit]

Matsukawa is located in northwestern Nagano Prefecture, in the Azumidaira plateau, bordered by the Hida Mountains to the north and west.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area of present-day Matsukawa was part of ancient Shinano Province and was part of the territory controlled by Matsumoto Domain under the Tokugawa shogunate of the Edo period. The modern village of Matsukawa was established on April 1, 1889 by the establishment of the municipalities system.

Education[edit]

Matsukawa has one public elementary school and one public middle school operated by the village government. The village does not have a high school.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

International relations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 松川村の紹介 > 位置図. Matsukawa Village official website (in Japanese). Matsukawa Village. Retrieved 27 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Retrieved 21 November 2015. 

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