Matsukawa, Nagano (Shimoina)

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Matsukawa
松川町
Town
Matsukawa Town Hall
Matsukawa Town Hall
Flag of Matsukawa
Flag
Official seal of Matsukawa
Seal
Location of Matsukawa in Nagano Prefecture
Location of Matsukawa in Nagano Prefecture
Matsukawa  is located in Japan
Matsukawa
Matsukawa
 
Coordinates: 35°35′50″N 137°54′34.8″E / 35.59722°N 137.909667°E / 35.59722; 137.909667Coordinates: 35°35′50″N 137°54′34.8″E / 35.59722°N 137.909667°E / 35.59722; 137.909667
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Kōshin'etsu)
Prefecture Nagano
District Shimoina
Area
 • Total 72.79 km2 (28.10 sq mi)
Population (October 2016)
 • Total 13,111
 • Density 180/km2 (500/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols  
• Tree Pine
• Flower Pyrus pyrifolia
Phone number 0265-36-3111
Address 3823 Oshima, Matsukawa-machi, Shimoina-gun, Nagano-ken 399-3303
Website www.matsukawa-town.jp
Matsukawa from Mount Eboshi

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, 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.

Geography[edit]

Located at mountainous southern Nagano Prefecture, Matsukawa is bordered to the west by the Kiso Mountains. The Tenryu River passes through center of the town.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

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

Education[edit]

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.

Transportation[edit]

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Highway[edit]

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