Minano, Saitama

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Minano
皆野町
Town
Minano town office
Minano town office
Flag of Minano
Flag
Official seal of Minano
Seal
Location of Minano in Saitama Prefecture
Location of Minano in Saitama Prefecture
Minano is located in Japan
Minano
Minano
 
Coordinates: 36°4′15″N 139°5′55.6″E / 36.07083°N 139.098778°E / 36.07083; 139.098778Coordinates: 36°4′15″N 139°5′55.6″E / 36.07083°N 139.098778°E / 36.07083; 139.098778
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Saitama Prefecture
District Chichibu
Area
 • Total 63.74 km2 (24.61 sq mi)
Population (February 2016)
 • Total 10,096
 • Density 158/km2 (410/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Ginkgo biloba
- Flower Albizia julibrissin
- Bird Japanese white-eye
Phone number 0494-62-1230
Address 1420-1 Minano, Minano-machi, Chichibu-gun, Saitama-ken 369-1492
Website Official website
Chichibu Plateau in Minano

Minano (皆野町?, Minano-machi) is a town located in Chichibu District, Saitama Prefecture, in the central Kantō region of Japan. As of 1 February 2016, the town had an estimated population of 10,096 and a population density of 158 persons per km². Its total area was 63.74 square kilometres (24.61 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Located in western Saitama Prefecture, Minano is on the upper reaches of the Arakawa River.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The village of Minano was created within Chichibu District, Saitama with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. It was elevated to town status on November 10, 1928. On September 8, 1943 Minano was merged with the neighboring villages of Kunikami, Kanazawa, Hinozawa, Misawa and Ota to form the new town of Mino. However, the town was dissolved on December 1, 1946 back into its original components. On March 1 1955, Minano again annexed the neighboring villages of Kunikami, Kanazawa, and Hinozawa followed by the village of Misawa on March 31, 1957.

Economy[edit]

The economy of Minano is based primarily on precision machining and agro-tourism.

Education[edit]

Minano has four elementary schools, one middle school and one high school.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Minano, Saitama at Wikimedia Commons