Miyota Town Hall
Location of Miyota in Nagano Prefecture
|• Total||58.76 km2 (22.69 sq mi)|
|Population (October 2016)|
|• Density||258/km2 (670/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|• Tree||Taxus cuspidata|
|• Flower||Lilium auratum|
|Address||2464-1 Miyota, Miyota-machi, Kitasaku-gun, Nagano-ken 389-0292|
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[update], 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).
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
Miyota is governed by a town council with 14 members. The current mayor, is a member of the Japanese Communist Party.
Miyota has two public elementary schools and one public middle school operated by the town government. The town does not have a high school.
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