Midori, Gunma

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Midori

みどり市
Midori city hall
Midori city hall
Flag of Midori
Flag
Official seal of Midori
Seal
Location of Midori in Gunma Prefecture
Location of Midori in Gunma Prefecture
Midori is located in Japan
Midori
Midori
 
Coordinates: 36°23′41.3″N 139°16′52.1″E / 36.394806°N 139.281139°E / 36.394806; 139.281139Coordinates: 36°23′41.3″N 139°16′52.1″E / 36.394806°N 139.281139°E / 36.394806; 139.281139
CountryJapan
RegionKantō
PrefectureGunma Prefecture
Area
 • Total208.42 km2 (80.47 sq mi)
Population
 (February 2015)
 • Total50,851
 • Density244/km2 (630/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreeYoshino sakura
- FlowerErythronium japonicum; Chrysanthemum
- BirdGreen pheasant
Phone number0277-76-2111
Address2952 Shika, Kasakake-machi, Midori-shi, Gunma-ken 379-2395
Websitehttp://www.city.midori.gunma.jp/

Midori (みどり市, Midori-shi) is a city located in Gunma Prefecture, Japan. As of February 2015, the city had an estimated population of 50,951, and a population density of 244 persons per km2. Its total area is 208.42 km2.

Geography[edit]

Midori is located in eastern Gunma Prefecture in the northern Kantō Plains. The city is shaped like an inverse triangle, bordered by Tochigi Prefecture to the north, and by the city of Kiryū to the east and west. The Watarase River runs through parts of Midori City.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The modern city of Midori was established on March 27, 2006, from the merger of the town of Ōmama (from Yamada District), the town of Kasakake (from Nitta District), and the village of Azuma (from Seta District). All three districts were dissolved as a result of this merger.

Economy[edit]

Midori is noted for its production of tomatoes and eggplants.

Education[edit]

  • Elementary schools
    • Kasakake Elementary School
    • Kasakake Higashi Elementary School
    • Kasakake Kita Elementary School
    • Omama Higashi Elementary School
    • Omama Minami Elementary School
    • Omama Kita Elementary School
    • Fukuoka Chūō Elementary School
    • Fukuoka Nishi Elementary School
    • Kanbai Elementary School
    • Azuma Elementary School
  • Middle schools
    • Kasakake Middle School
    • Kasakake Minami Middle School
    • Omama Middle School
    • Omama Higashi Middle School
    • Azuma Middle School
  • High schools
    • Omama High School
  • Universities

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

  • Iwajuku – archaeological site
  • Tomihiro Art Museum

Noted people[edit]

External links[edit]

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