Miyota, Nagano

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Miyota
御代田
Town
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
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Kōshin'etsu)
Prefecture Nagano
District Kitasaku
Area
 • Total 58.76 km2 (22.69 sq mi)
Population (October 2016)
 • Total 15,151
 • Density 258/km2 (670/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols  
• Tree Taxus cuspidata
• Flower Lilium auratum
Phone number 0267-32-3111
Address 2464-1 Miyota, Miyota-machi, Kitasaku-gun, Nagano-ken 389-0292
Website www.town.miyota.nagano.jp
Yu River in Miyota

Miyota (御代田町?, Miyota-machi) is a town located in Kitasaku District in eastern Nagano Prefecture, in the Chūbu region of 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 was 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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