Nagatoro, Saitama

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Nagatoro
長瀞町
Town
Nagatoro town office
Nagatoro town office
Flag of Nagatoro
Flag
Official seal of Nagatoro
Seal
Location of Nagatoro in Saitama Prefecture
Location of Nagatoro in Saitama Prefecture
Nagatoro is located in Japan
Nagatoro
Nagatoro
 
Coordinates: 36°6′53.3″N 139°6′35″E / 36.114806°N 139.10972°E / 36.114806; 139.10972Coordinates: 36°6′53.3″N 139°6′35″E / 36.114806°N 139.10972°E / 36.114806; 139.10972
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Saitama Prefecture
District Chichibu
Area
 • Total 30.43 km2 (11.75 sq mi)
Population (February 2016)
 • Total 7,281
 • Density 239/km2 (620/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Acer
- Flower Sakura
- Bird Wagtail
Phone number 0494-66-3111
Address Oji-Honnogami 1035-1, Nagatoro-cho, Chichibu-gun, Saitama-ken 369-1392
Website Official website
Nagatoro Gorge

Nagatoro (長瀞町 Nagatoro-machi?) is a town located in Chichibu District, Saitama Prefecture, in the central Kantō region of Japan. As of 1 February 2016, the town had an estimated population of 7,281 and a population density of 244 persons per km². Its total area was 30.43 square kilometres (11.75 sq mi). The Nagatoro River is well known for its rapids and whitewater rafting and boating, and the entire town is designated as a prefectural nature park and preserve.

Geography[edit]

Located in the mountains of western Saitama Prefecture, Nagatoro is on the upper reaches of the Arakawa River.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The village of Nagami was created within Chichibu District, Saitama with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889, and was elevated to town status on February 15, 1940. The town absorbed neighboring Higuchi and part of Shiratori villages on September 8, 1943, and changed its name to Nagatoro on November 1, 1971. In February 1955, the town expanded by annexing the neighboring villages of Orihara, Hachigata, Obusuma, and Yodo.

Economy[edit]

The main source of income for Nagatoro is tourism-related industries.

Education[edit]

Nagatoro has two elementary schools and one middle school.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

  • Nagatoro Gorge

External links[edit]

Media related to Nagatoro, Saitama at Wikimedia Commons