Numata, Gunma

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Numata

沼田市
Numata city hall (Terrace Numata)
Numata city hall (Terrace Numata)
Flag of Numata
Flag
Official seal of Numata
Seal
Location of Numata in Gunma Prefecture
Location of Numata in Gunma Prefecture
Numata is located in Japan
Numata
Numata
 
Coordinates: 36°38′45.7″N 139°2′39″E / 36.646028°N 139.04417°E / 36.646028; 139.04417Coordinates: 36°38′45.7″N 139°2′39″E / 36.646028°N 139.04417°E / 36.646028; 139.04417
CountryJapan
RegionKantō
PrefectureGunma Prefecture
Area
 • Total443.46 km2 (171.22 sq mi)
Population
 (February 2015)
 • Total48,840
 • Density110/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreeSakura
- FlowerChinese bellflower
Phone number0278-23-2111
AddressShimono-machi 999 , Numata-shi, Gunma-ken 378-8501
Websitehttp://www.city.numata.gunma.jp/
View of Numata, 2014

Numata (沼田市, Numata-shi) is a city located in Gunma Prefecture, Japan. As of February 2015, the city had an estimated population of 48,840, and a population density of 110 persons per km². Its total area is 443.46 km², making it the largest city in terms of area within Gunma Prefecture. (The neighboring town of Minakami is the largest municipality in terms of area within Gunma.)

Geography[edit]

Numata is located in northern of Gunma Prefecture.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

Numata developed during the Sengoku period as a castle town surrounding Numata Castle, a stronghold in Kōzuke Province contested by the Uesugi, Takeda, Later Hōjō and Sanada clans. During the Edo period, the area of present-day Numata was the center of the Numata Domain, a feudal domain under the Tokugawa shogunate.

Modern Numata Town was created within Tone District, Gunma Prefecture on April 1, 1889 with the creation of the municipalities system after the Meiji Restoration. On March 1, 1954, Numata merged with neighboring Tonami, Ikeda, Usune and Kawada villages, and was raised to city status. On February 13 2005 the villages of Shirasawa and Tone were incorporated into Numata. [1]

Economy[edit]

Numata is a regional commercial center and transportation hub, but was traditionally known for lumber production.

Education[edit]

Elementary schools[edit]

Middle schools[edit]

High schools[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]


Local attractions[edit]

Sister-city relations[edit]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Outline of City Numata". Retrieved 2006-12-22.

External links[edit]

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