Nagatoro town office
Location of Nagatoro in Saitama Prefecture
|• Total||30.43 km2 (11.75 sq mi)|
|Population (February 2016)|
|• Density||239/km2 (620/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|Address||Oji-Honnogami 1035-1, Nagatoro-cho, Chichibu-gun, Saitama-ken 369-1392|
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[update], 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.
Located in the mountains of western Saitama Prefecture, Nagatoro is on the upper reaches of the Arakawa River.
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.
The main source of income for Nagatoro is tourism-related industries.
Nagatoro has two elementary schools and one middle school.
- Nagatoro Gorge
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