Meiwa town hall
Location of Meiwa in Gunma Prefecture
|• Total||19.64 km2 (7.58 sq mi)|
|Population (February 2015)|
|• Density||561/km2 (1,450/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Buxus microphylla|
|Address||250-1 Niisato, Meiwa-machi, Gunma-ken 370-0795|
Meiwa (明和町 Meiwa-machi) is a town located in Gunma Prefecture, Japan. As of February 2015, the town had an estimated population of 11,024, and a population density of 561 persons per km². Its total area is 19.64 km².
Meiwa is located in the northern Kantō Plains in the extreme southern corner Gunma prefecture, bordered by Saitama Prefecture to the south. It is 11 km (7 mi) long from east to west and 3 km (2 mi) long from north to south. The Tone River passes through the town. Located only 60 kilometres (37 mi) from metropolitan Tokyo, many of its residents commute to Tokyo for work or schooling.
The villages of Sanuki, Umeshima and Chieda were created within Ōra District, Gunma Prefecture on April 1, 1889 with the creation of the municipalities system after the Meiji Restoration. On March 1, 1955, the three villages merged to form the village of Meiwa. Meiwa was raised to town status on October 1, 1998.
- Primary School
- Meiwa-higashi Elementary School
- Meiwa-nishi Elementary School
- Middle Schools
- Meiwa Middle School
- High Schools
- Tatebayashi Shōkō High School
- Gunma Prefecture Pear Production (in Japanese)
Media related to Meiwa, Gunma at Wikimedia Commons
- Official Website (in Japanese)