Minowa, Nagano

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Minowa
箕輪町
Town
Minowa Town Hall
Minowa Town Hall
Flag of Minowa
Flag
Official seal of Minowa
Seal
Location of Minowa in Nagano Prefecture
Location of Minowa in Nagano Prefecture
Minowa is located in Japan
Minowa
Minowa
 
Coordinates: 35°54′54.1″N 137°58′54.9″E / 35.915028°N 137.981917°E / 35.915028; 137.981917Coordinates: 35°54′54.1″N 137°58′54.9″E / 35.915028°N 137.981917°E / 35.915028; 137.981917
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Kōshin'etsu)
Prefecture Nagano
District Kamiina
Area
 • Total 85.91 km2 (33.17 sq mi)
Population (October 2016)
 • Total 25,493
 • Density 297/km2 (770/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols  
• Tree Zelkova serrata
• Flower Rhododendron
• Bird Grey wagtail
Phone number 0265-79-3111
Address 10298 Nakaminowa, Minowa-machi, Kitaina-gun, Nagano-ken 399-4695
Website www.town.minowa.nagano.jp
Red soba fields in Minowa

Minowa (箕輪町, Minowa-machi) is a town located in Kamiina District in south-central Nagano Prefecture, in the Chūbu region of Japan. As of 1 October 2016, the town had an estimated population of 25,493 and a population density of 297 persons per km². Its total area was 85.91 square kilometres (33.17 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Minowa is located in the Ina Valley of south-central Nagano Prefecture, bordered by the Kiso Mountains to the north. The Tenryū River flows through the town. Minowa Dam is located in the town.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area of present-day Minowa was part of ancient Shinano Province. The modern village of Nakaminowa, Minowa and Higashiminowa were established on April 1, 1889 by the establishment of the municipalities system, Nakaminowa was elevated to town status on November 3, 1948. Nakaminowa, Minowa and Higashiminowa merged to form the town of Minowa on January 1, 1955.

Education[edit]

Minowa has five public elementary schools and one public middle school operated by the town government, and one high school operated the Nagano Prefectural Board of Education.

International schools[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Escolas Brasileiras Homologadas no Japão" (Archive). Embassy of Brazil in Tokyo. Retrieved on October 13, 2015.

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