Midori, Gunma

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Midori
みどり市
City
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
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Gunma Prefecture
Area
 • Total 208.42 km2 (80.47 sq mi)
Population (February 2015)
 • Total 50,851
 • Density 244/km2 (630/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Yoshino sakura
- Flower Erythronium japonicum; Chrysanthemum
- Bird Green pheasant
Phone number 0277-76-2111
Address 2952 Shika, Kasakake-machi, Midori-shi, Gunma-ken 379-2395
Website Official website

Midori (みどり市 Midori-shi?) is a city located in southeast Gunma Prefecture in the northern Kantō region of 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 was 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

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

  • Iwajuku – archaeological site
  • Tomihiro Art Museum

Noted people from Midori[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Midori, Gunma at Wikimedia Commons