Shōwa, Gunma

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Shōwa
昭和村
Village
Shōwa village office
Shōwa village office
Flag of Shōwa
Flag
Official seal of Shōwa
Seal
Location of Shōwa in Gunma Prefecture
Location of Shōwa in Gunma Prefecture
Shōwa is located in Japan
Shōwa
Shōwa
 
Coordinates: 36°38′23.1″N 139°3′57.2″E / 36.639750°N 139.065889°E / 36.639750; 139.065889Coordinates: 36°38′23.1″N 139°3′57.2″E / 36.639750°N 139.065889°E / 36.639750; 139.065889
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Gunma Prefecture
District Tone
Area
 • Total 64.14 km2 (24.76 sq mi)
Population (February 2015)
 • Total 7,229
 • Density 113/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City symbols  
• Tree Sakura
• Flower Azalea
• Bird Green pheasant
Phone number 0278-24-5111
Address 388 Ōaza Itoi, Shōwa-mura, Tone-gun, Gunma-ken 379-1298
Website Official website

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.

Geography[edit]

Located in central Gunma, Shōwa is on the northwestern slopes of Mt. Akagi, it is surrounded on the north, east, and west by the city of Numata and borders Shibukawa to the south

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

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.

Economy[edit]

Traditionally, the economy of Shōwa was heavily dependent on agriculture; primarily market gardening.

Education[edit]

  • Primary Schools
    • Higashi Elementary School
    • Okawara Elementary School
    • Minami Elementary School
  • Middle Schools
    • Shōwa Junior High School

Transportation[edit]

Shōwa is not served by any railway services. The nearest station is Numata in the neighboring city of Numata.

Highways[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Shōwa, Gunma at Wikimedia Commons