Ogawa, Nagano

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Ogawa
小川村
Village
Ogawa Village Hall
Ogawa Village Hall
Flag of Ogawa
Flag
Official seal of Ogawa
Seal
Location of Ogawa in Nagano Prefecture
Location of Ogawa in Nagano Prefecture
Ogawa is located in Japan
Ogawa
Ogawa
 
Coordinates: 36°37′2″N 137°58′29″E / 36.61722°N 137.97472°E / 36.61722; 137.97472Coordinates: 36°37′2″N 137°58′29″E / 36.61722°N 137.97472°E / 36.61722; 137.97472
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Kōshin'etsu)
Prefecture Nagano
District Kamiminochi
Area
 • Total 58.11 km2 (22.44 sq mi)
Population (October 2016)
 • Total 2,634
 • Density 45.3/km2 (117/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols  
Phone number 026-269-2323
Address 8800-8 Takafu, Ogawa-mura, Kamiminochi-gun, Nagano-ken 381-3302
Website www.vill.ogawa.nagano.jp
Furusato Land Ogawa

Ogawa (小川村, Ogawa-mura) is a village located in Kamiminochi District in south-central Nagano Prefecture, in the Chūbu region of Japan. As of 1 October 2016, the village had an estimated population of 2,634 and a population density of 45.3 persons per km². Its total area was 58.11 square kilometres (22.44 sq mi). Ogawa is listed as one of The Most Beautiful Villages in Japan [1]

Geography[edit]

Ogawa is located in northern Nagano Prefecture.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area of present-day Ogawa was part of ancient Shinano Province. The villages of Kita-Ogawa and Minami-Ogawa were created with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. The two villages merged to form the village of Ogawa on April 1, 1955..

Economy[edit]

The economy of Ogawa is agricultural, primarily rice cultivation and horticulture.

Education[edit]

Ogawa has one public elementary school and one public middle school operated by the village government. The village does not have a high school.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

  • Ogawa does not have any passenger railway service.

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

  • Furusato Land Ogawa, local history museum

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