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Minano town office
Location of Minano in Saitama Prefecture
|• Total||63.74 km2 (24.61 sq mi)|
|Population (February 2016)|
|• Density||158/km2 (410/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Ginkgo biloba|
|- Flower||Albizia julibrissin|
|- Bird||Japanese white-eye|
|Address||1420-1 Minano, Minano-machi, Chichibu-gun, Saitama-ken 369-1492|
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[update], 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).
Located in western Saitama Prefecture, Minano is on the upper reaches of the Arakawa River.
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.
The economy of Minano is based primarily on precision machining and agro-tourism.
Minano has four elementary schools, one middle school and one high school.
Media related to Minano, Saitama at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (Japanese)