Matsukawa, Nagano (Shimoina)

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This article is about the town in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. For the village in the same prefecture, see Matsukawa, Nagano (Kitaazumi).
Matsukawa Town hall
Matsukawa Town hall
Location of Matsukawa in Nagano Prefecture
Location of Matsukawa in Nagano Prefecture
Matsukawa is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°36′N 137°55′E / 35.600°N 137.917°E / 35.600; 137.917Coordinates: 35°36′N 137°55′E / 35.600°N 137.917°E / 35.600; 137.917
Country Japan
Region Chūbu
Prefecture Nagano Prefecture
District Shimoina
 • Total 72.90 km2 (28.15 sq mi)
Population (2003)
 • Total 14,188
 • Density 190/km2 (500/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Website Town of Matsukawa

Matsukawa (松川町 Matsukawa-machi?) is a town located in Shimoina District, Nagano Prefecture, Japan.

As of 2003, the town has an estimated population of 14,188 and a density of 194.62 persons per km². The total area is 72.90 km².

It is located about 3 hours by car from Tokyo. Like many other small Southern Nagano villages, it is famous for its apples. During any drive around town you will likely see apple orchards. Farmers from this region often sell their apple juice in big cities like Tokyo for more than twice the price than what it is sold for in Matsukawa and similar towns.

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