Nakagawa, Nagano

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Nakagawa
中川村
Village
Nakagawa Village Hall
Nakagawa Village Hall
Flag of Nakagawa
Flag
Official seal of Nakagawa
Seal
Location of Nakagawa in Nagano Prefecture
Location of Nakagawa in Nagano Prefecture
Nakagawa is located in Japan
Nakagawa
Nakagawa
 
Coordinates: 35°38′4.3″N 137°56′45.5″E / 35.634528°N 137.945972°E / 35.634528; 137.945972Coordinates: 35°38′4.3″N 137°56′45.5″E / 35.634528°N 137.945972°E / 35.634528; 137.945972
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Kōshin'etsu)
Prefecture Nagano
District Kamiina
Area
 • Total 77.05 km2 (29.75 sq mi)
Population (October 2016)
 • Total 4,810
 • Density 62.4/km2 (162/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols  
• Tree Chamaecyparis obtusa
• Flower Ponerorchis
Phone number 0265-88-3001
Address 4045-1 Okusa, Nakagawa-mura, Kamiina-gun, Nagano-ken 399-3892
Website www.vill.nakagawa.nagano.jp
Nakagawa village from Makigahara Bridge

Nakagawa (中川村?, Nakagawa-mura) is a village located in Kamiina District in south-central Nagano Prefecture, in the Chūbu region of Japan. As of 1 October 2016, the village had an estimated population of 4,810 and a population density of 62.4 persons per km². Its total area was 77.05 square kilometres (29.75 sq mi). Nakagawa is listed as one of The Most Beautiful Villages in Japan [1]

Geography[edit]

Nakagawa is located in the Ina Valley of south-central Nagano Prefecture in the Kiso Mountains. The Tenryū River flows through the village. The Koshibu Dam is located in Nakagawa.

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History[edit]

The area of present-day Nakagawa was part of ancient Shinano Province. The villages of Katagiri and Minakata merged on August 1, 1959 to form the village of Nakagawa.

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