Nanto, Toyama

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Nanto City Hall
Nanto City Hall
Flag of  Nanto
Official seal of  Nanto
Location of Nanto in Toyama Prefecture
Location of Nanto in Toyama Prefecture
 Nanto is located in Japan
Coordinates: 36°35′16″N 136°55′9.8″E / 36.58778°N 136.919389°E / 36.58778; 136.919389Coordinates: 36°35′16″N 136°55′9.8″E / 36.58778°N 136.919389°E / 36.58778; 136.919389
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Kōshin'etsu)
Prefecture Toyama
 • Total 668.64 km2 (258.16 sq mi)
Population (October 1, 2016)
 • Total 50,660
 • Density 75.8/km2 (196/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Phone number 0763-23-2003
Address 4880 Naeshima, Nanto-shi, Toyama-ken 939-1596
Traditional thatched-roofed homes in Ainokura, Gokayama

Nanto (南砺市, Nanto-shi) is a city in Toyama Prefecture, Japan.

As of 1 October 2016, the city had an estimated population of 50,660 and a population density of 75.8 persons per km². Its total area is 668.64 square kilometres (258.16 sq mi).[citation needed]


Nanto is located in the southwestern Toyama Prefecture, and is bordered by Ishikawa Prefecture to the west and Gifu Prefecture to the south. The northern part of the city is within the Tochi plains, and the southern portion of the city is mountainous. Much of the area is a dispersed settlement typical of this region of Japan.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]


The area of present-day Nanto was part of ancient Etchū Province.

The modern city of Nanto was established on November 1, 2004, from the merger of the towns of Fukuno, Inami and Jōhana, the villages of Inokuchi, Kamitaira, Taira and Toga (all from Higashitonami District), and the town of Fukumitsu (from Nishitonami District).[1]


Nanto has nine public elementary schools and eight public junior high schools operated by the town government, and three public high schools operated by the Toyama Prefectural Board of Education.[citation needed]




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In media[edit]

The animation company Progressive Animation Works is headquartered in the city.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "A Survey of Nanto City". Nanto City. Retrieved 16 July 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Retrieved 21 November 2015. 
  3. ^ "US-Japan Sister Cities by State". Asia Matters for America. Honolulu, HI: East-West Center. Retrieved 20 November 2015. 

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