Matsukawa, Nagano (Shimoina)
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Matsukawa Town Hall
Location of Matsukawa in Nagano Prefecture
|• Total||72.79 km2 (28.10 sq mi)|
|Population (October 2016)|
|• Density||180/km2 (500/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|• Flower||Pyrus pyrifolia|
|Address||3823 Oshima, Matsukawa-machi, Shimoina-gun, Nagano-ken 399-3303|
Matsukawa (松川町 Matsukawa-machi) is a town located in Shimoina District in far southern Nagano Prefecture, in the Chūbu region of Japan. As of 1 October 2016[update], the town had an estimated population of 13,111 and a population density of 180 persons per km². Its total area was 72.79 square kilometres (28.10 sq mi). Like many other small Southern Nagano villages, it is famous for its apples. During any drive around town you will likely see apple orchards.
The area of present-day Matsukawa was part of ancient Shinano Province. The modern town was established on September 20, 1956 by the merger of the village of Oshima in Shimoina District with the village of Katagiri in Kamiina District
Matsukawa has one public elementary school, one public middle school and one public combined elementary/middle school operated by the town government. The town also has one public high school operated by the Nagano Prefectural Board of Education.
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- Matsukawa official website (in Japanese)
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