Nagawa, Nagano

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Nagawa
長和町
Town
Nagawa Town Hall
Nagawa Town Hall
Flag of Nagawa
Flag
Official seal of Nagawa
Seal
Location of Nagawa in Nagano Prefecture
Location of Nagawa in Nagano Prefecture
Nagawa is located in Japan
Nagawa
Nagawa
 
Coordinates: 36°15′21.5″N 138°16′4.1″E / 36.255972°N 138.267806°E / 36.255972; 138.267806Coordinates: 36°15′21.5″N 138°16′4.1″E / 36.255972°N 138.267806°E / 36.255972; 138.267806
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Kōshin'etsu)
Prefecture Nagano
District Chiisagata
Area
 • Total 183.86 km2 (70.99 sq mi)
Population (October 2016)
 • Total 6,003
 • Density 32.6/km2 (84/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols  
• Tree Prunus serrulata
• Flower Azalea
• Bird Green pheasant
• Rock Obsidian
Phone number 0268-68-0111
Address 525-1 Nagakubo, Nagawa-machi, Chiisagata-gun, Nagano-ken 386-0602
Website www.town.nagawa.nagano.jp
Yonoike Pond in Nagawa

Nagawa (長和町 Nagawa-machi?) is a town located in Chiisagata District in central Nagano Prefecture, in the Chūbu region of Japan. As of 1 October 2016, the town had an estimated population of 6,003 and a population density of 32.6 persons per km². Its total area was 183.86 square kilometres (70.99 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Nagawa is located in the centre of Nagano Prefecture.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area of present-day Nagawa was part of ancient Shinano Province. The area was part of the holdings of Ueda Domain during the Edo period, and had two stations on the Nakasendō highway connecting Edo with Kyoto: Nagakubo-shuku and Wada-shuku. The modern town of Nagakubo-shinmachi was established on April 1, 1889 by the establishment of the municipalities system and was renamed Nagato on September 1, 1956. The town of Nagawa was formed by the merger of Nagato with the village of Wada (also from Chiisagata District on October 1, 2005 when the town.

Education[edit]

Nagawa has two public elementary schools and one public middle school operated by the town government, and one middle school operated jointly between Nagawa and neighboring Ueda city. The town does not have a high school.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

The town does not have any passenger railway service.

Highway[edit]

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