Ōkuwa, Nagano

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Ōkuwa
大桑村
Village
Ōkuwa Village Hall
Ōkuwa Village Hall
Flag of Ōkuwa
Flag
Official seal of Ōkuwa
Seal
Location of Ōkuwa in Nagano Prefecture
Location of Ōkuwa in Nagano Prefecture
Ōkuwa is located in Japan
Ōkuwa
Ōkuwa
 
Coordinates: 35°40′58.2″N 137°39′53.9″E / 35.682833°N 137.664972°E / 35.682833; 137.664972Coordinates: 35°40′58.2″N 137°39′53.9″E / 35.682833°N 137.664972°E / 35.682833; 137.664972
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Kōshin'etsu)
Prefecture Nagano
District Kiso
Area
 • Total 234.47 km2 (90.53 sq mi)
Population (October 2016)
 • Total 3,773
 • Density 16.1/km2 (42/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols  
• Tree Chamaecyparis obtusa
• Flower Rhododendron subg. Hymenanthes
Phone number 0264-55-3080
Address 2778 Nagano, Ōkuwa-mura, Kiso-gun, Nagano-ken 399-5503
Website www.vill.ookuwa.nagano.jp
Ōkuwa village form Mount Doppo

Ōkuwa (大桑村, Ōkuwa-mura) is a village located in Kiso District in south-west Nagano Prefecture, in the Chūbu region of Japan. As of 1 October 2016, the village had an estimated population of 3,773 and a population density of 16.1 persons per km². Its total area was 234.47 square kilometres (90.53 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Ōkuwa is located in the Kiso Mountains of southwest Nagano Prefecture, bordered by the Atera Mountains to the west. The Kiso River flows through the village. Mount Utsugi (2864 meters) and Mount Minamikoma (2841 meters) are on the border of the village.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area of present-day Ōkuwa was part of ancient Shinano Province. The area developed as Suhara-juku and Nojiri-shuku two post stations on the Nakasendō highway connecting Edo with Kyoto during the Edo period. The modern village of Ōkuwa was established on April 1, 1889 by the establishment of the municipalities system.

Education[edit]

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

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

International relations[edit]

Highway[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US-Japan Sister Cities by State". Asia Matters for America. Honolulu, HI: East-West Center. Retrieved 20 November 2015. 

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