Shōwa village office
Location of Shōwa in Gunma Prefecture
|• Total||64.14 km2 (24.76 sq mi)|
|Population (February 2015)|
|• Density||113/km2 (290/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|• Bird||Green pheasant|
|Address||388 Ōaza Itoi, Shōwa-mura, Tone-gun, Gunma-ken 379-1298|
Shōwa (昭和村 Shōwa-mura) is a village located in Tone District of central Gunma Prefecture in the northern Kantō region of Japan. As of February 2015, the village had an estimated population of 7,229 and a population density of 113 persons per km2. Its total area was 64.14 km2.
The area of present-day Shōwa was part of the tenryō holdings in Kōzuke Province administered directly by the Tokugawa shogunate during the Edo period. On April 1, 1889 with the creation of the municipalities system after the Meiji Restoration, Kuroho and Itonose villages were established within Kitaseta District, Gunma. In 1896, Kitaseta District and a portion of Agatsuma DIstrict were transferred to Tone District, The two villages merged on November 1, 1958 to form Shōwa.
Traditionally, the economy of Shōwa was heavily dependent on agriculture; primarily market gardening.
- Primary Schools
- Higashi Elementary School
- Okawara Elementary School
- Minami Elementary School
- Middle Schools
- Shōwa Junior High School
Shōwa is not served by any railway services. The nearest station is Numata in the neighboring city of Numata.
- Kan-Etsu Expressway – Akagi-Kōgen SA, Shōwa IC
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