Miyota, Nagano

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Miyota

御代田
Miyota Town Hall
Miyota Town Hall
Flag of Miyota
Flag
Official seal of Miyota
Seal
Location of Miyota in Nagano Prefecture
Location of Miyota in Nagano Prefecture
Miyota is located in Japan
Miyota
Miyota
 
Coordinates: 36°19′16.3″N 138°30′31.6″E / 36.321194°N 138.508778°E / 36.321194; 138.508778Coordinates: 36°19′16.3″N 138°30′31.6″E / 36.321194°N 138.508778°E / 36.321194; 138.508778
CountryJapan
RegionChūbu (Kōshin'etsu)
PrefectureNagano
DistrictKitasaku
Area
 • Total58.76 km2 (22.69 sq mi)
Population
(October 2016)
 • Total15,151
 • Density258/km2 (670/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
Symbols 
• TreeTaxus cuspidata
• FlowerLilium auratum
Phone number0267-32-3111
Address2464-1 Miyota, Miyota-machi, Kitasaku-gun, Nagano-ken 389-0292
Websitehttp://www.town.miyota.nagano.jp/
Yu River in Miyota

Miyota (御代田町, Miyota-machi) is a town located in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 October 2016, the town had an estimated population of 15,151, and a population density of 258 persons per km². Its total area is 58.79 square kilometres (22.70 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Miyota is located on the eastern border of Nagano Prefecture with Gumma Prefecture. Mount Asama (2568 meters) is within the town's northern borders.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area of present-day Miyota was part of ancient Shinano Province, and was the site of the Battle of Odaihara during the Sengoku period. It developed as a post station on the Nakasendo highway connecting Edo with Kyoto during the Edo period

The modern village of Miyota was created with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. It merged with the villages of Onuma and Goka to form the town on Miyota on September 30, 1956.

Politics and government[edit]

Miyota is governed by a town council with 14 members. The current mayor, is a member of the Japanese Communist Party.

Elections[edit]

Education[edit]

Miyota has two public elementary schools and one public middle school operated by the town government. The town does not have a high school.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

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