Nagawa Town Hall
Location of Nagawa in Nagano Prefecture
|• Total||183.86 km2 (70.99 sq mi)|
|Population (October 2016)|
|• Density||32.6/km2 (84/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|• Tree||Prunus serrulata|
|• Bird||Green pheasant|
|Address||525-1 Nagakubo, Nagawa-machi, Chiisagata-gun, Nagano-ken 386-0602|
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[update], 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).
Nagawa is located in the centre of Nagano Prefecture.
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.
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.
The town does not have any passenger railway service.
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