Nagatoro, Saitama

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Nagatoro

長瀞町
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
CountryJapan
RegionKantō
PrefectureSaitama Prefecture
DistrictChichibu
Area
 • Total30.43 km2 (11.75 sq mi)
Population
 (February 2016)
 • Total7,281
 • Density239/km2 (620/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreeAcer
- FlowerSakura
- BirdWagtail
Phone number0494-66-3111
AddressOji-Honnogami 1035-1, Nagatoro-cho, Chichibu-gun, Saitama-ken 369-1392
Websitehttp://www.town.nagatoro.saitama.jp/
Nagatoro Gorge

Nagatoro (長瀞町, Nagatoro-machi) is a town located in Saitama Prefecture, 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 is 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