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Minamiminowa Village Hall
Location of Minamiminowa in Nagano Prefecture
|• Total||40.99 km2 (15.83 sq mi)|
|Population (October 2016)|
|• Density||371/km2 (960/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|• Tree||Pinus densiflora|
|Address||4825-1 Minamiminowamura, Kamiina-gun, Nagano-ken 399-4592|
Minamiminowa (南箕輪村 Minamiminowa-mura?) is a village located in Kamiina District in south-central Nagano Prefecture, in the Chūbu region of Japan. As of 1 October 2016[update], the village had an estimated population of 15,224 and a population density of 371 persons per km². Its total area was 40.99 square kilometres (15.83 sq mi).
Minamiminowa is located in the Ina Valley of south-central Nagano Prefecture, bordered by the Kiso Mountains to the west. The Tenryū River flows through the village. The village consists of two separate geographic areas, separated from each other by Ina City.
The area of present-day MInaminowa was part of ancient Shinano Province. The modern village of Minamiminowa was established on April 1, 1889 by the establishment of the municipalities system.
Minamiminowa has two public elementary schools and one public middle school operated by the village government, and one high school operated the Nagano Prefectural Board of Education. The village is also host to the Agricultural Department of Shinshu University
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