Otari, Nagano

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Otari
小谷村
Village
Otari Village Hall
Otari Village Hall
Flag of Otari
Flag
Official seal of Otari
Seal
Location of Otari in Nagano Prefecture
Location of Otari in Nagano Prefecture
Otari is located in Japan
Otari
Otari
 
Coordinates: 36°46′44.6″N 137°54′29.7″E / 36.779056°N 137.908250°E / 36.779056; 137.908250Coordinates: 36°46′44.6″N 137°54′29.7″E / 36.779056°N 137.908250°E / 36.779056; 137.908250
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Kōshin'etsu)
Prefecture Nagano
District Kitaazumi
Area
 • Total 267.91 km2 (103.44 sq mi)
Population (October 2016)
 • Total 2,892
 • Density 10.8/km2 (28/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols  
• Tree Fagus crenata
• Flower Prunus sargentii
Phone number 0261-82-2001
Address 131 Nakaotari, Otari-mura, Kitaazumi-gun, Nagano-ken 399-9494
Website www.vill.otari.nagano.jp
Hakuba Oike in Otari

Otari (小谷村 Otari-mura?) is a village located in Kitaazumi District in far northwest Nagano Prefecture, in the Chūbu region of Japan. As of 1 October 2016, the village had an estimated population of 2,982 and a population density of 10.8 persons per km². Its total area was 267.91 square kilometres (103.44 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Otari is located in the mountainous far northwestern Nagano Prefecture, bordered nu Niigata Prefecture to the north and west. Much of the village is within the borders of the Chūbu-Sangaku National Park or the Myōkō-Togakushi Renzan National Park.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area of present-day Otari was part of ancient Shinano Province and was part of the territory controlled by Matsumoto Domain under the Tokugawa shogunate of the Edo period. The modern village of Otari was established on April 1, 1954 by the merger of the villages of Minami-Otari, Kita-Otari and Nakatsuchi.

Education[edit]

Otari 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]

Highway[edit]

International relations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Retrieved 21 November 2015. 

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