Location of Nagara in Chiba Prefecture
|• Total||47.20 km2 (18.22 sq mi)|
|• Density||167/km2 (430/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
|Address||712 Sakuradani, Nagara-machi, Chōsei-gun, Chiba-ken|
Nagara (長柄町 Nagara-machi) is a town located in Chiba Prefecture, Japan. As of April 2012, the town had an estimated population of 7,870, and a population density of 167 persons per km². The total area is 47.20 km².
Located in the mountainous area that divides the center of Bōsō Peninsula, Nagara has little flat terrain. The town consists primarily of rolling, sometimes steep, hills. While the town has no major rivers, several dams, including the Nagara Dam, have been constructed to support the water sources of the Bōsō Peninsula.
The current town was formed in 1955 by the merger of the villages of Nagara and Hiyoshi, and part of the village of Mizukami under the period of municipal mergers and dissolutions in Japan in the 1950s. The primary economic activities are agriculture and golf courses.
Kominato Bus, a service of the Kominato Railway Company.
Junior high schools
- Nagara Junior High School
- Nagara Elementary School
- Hiyoshi Elementary School
- Nagara Dam
- Japan Aerobics Center
Notable people from Nagara
- Minoru Ōta, admiral of the Imperial Japanese Navy
- Shibata Ainosuke, action-film actor
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