Obuse, Nagano

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Obuse
小布施町
Town
Obuse Town Hall
Obuse Town Hall
Flag of Obuse
Flag
Official seal of Obuse
Seal
Location of Obuse in Nagano Prefecture
Location of Obuse in Nagano Prefecture
Obuse is located in Japan
Obuse
Obuse
 
Coordinates: 36°41′51″N 138°18′43.6″E / 36.69750°N 138.312111°E / 36.69750; 138.312111Coordinates: 36°41′51″N 138°18′43.6″E / 36.69750°N 138.312111°E / 36.69750; 138.312111
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Kōshin'etsu)
Prefecture Nagano
District Kamitakai
Area
 • Total 19.12 km2 (7.38 sq mi)
Population (October 2016)
 • Total 10,698
 • Density 560/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols  
• Tree Castanea crenata
• Flower Apple
Phone number 026-247-3111
Address 1491-2 Obuse, Obuse-machi, Kamitakai-gun, Nagano-ken 381-0297
Website www.town.obuse.nagano.jp
Masuichi Ichimura Sake brewer in Obuse

Obuse (小布施町 Obuse-machi?) is a town located in Kamitakai District in northern Nagano Prefecture, in the Chūbu region of Japan. As of 1 October 2016, the town had an estimated population of 10,698 and a population density of 560 persons per km². Its total area was 19.12 square kilometres (7.38 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Obuse is located in northern Nagano Prefecture to the east of Nagano city.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area of present-day Obuse was part of ancient Shinano Province. The modern village of Obuse was created with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. It was elevated to town status on February 1, 1954. Obuse annexed the neighboring village of Tsusumi on November 1,1954.

Education[edit]

Obuse has one public elementary school and one public middle school. The town does not have a high school.

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