Nagara, Chiba

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Nagara Dam
Nagara Dam
Flag of Nagara
Official seal of Nagara
Location of Nagara in Chiba Prefecture
Location of Nagara in Chiba Prefecture
Nagara is located in Japan
Coordinates: 35°26′N 140°14′E / 35.433°N 140.233°E / 35.433; 140.233Coordinates: 35°26′N 140°14′E / 35.433°N 140.233°E / 35.433; 140.233
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Chiba Prefecture
District Chōsei
 • Total 47.20 km2 (18.22 sq mi)
Population (April 2012)
 • Total 7,870
 • Density 167/km2 (430/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Phone number 0475-35-2111
Address 712 Sakuradani, Nagara-machi, Chōsei-gun, Chiba-ken
Website Town of Nagara

Nagara (長柄町, Nagara-machi) is a town located in Chōsei District, 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.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]


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.



Nagara is not served by a train line. The closest train station to Nagara is the Sotobō Line at Mobara Station.

Bus service[edit]

Kominato Bus, a service of the Kominato Railway Company.



Junior high schools[edit]

  • Nagara Junior High School

Elementary schools[edit]

  • Nagara Elementary School
  • Hiyoshi Elementary School

Local attractions[edit]

  • Gensō-ji
  • Iio-ji
  • Nagara Dam
  • Japan Aerobics Center

Noted people from Nagara[edit]

  • Minoru Ōta, admiral of the Imperial Japanese Navy
  • Shibata Ainosuke, action-film actor

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