Suzaka, Nagano

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Suzaka
須坂市
City
Suzaka City Hall
Suzaka City Hall
Flag of Suzaka
Flag
Official seal of Suzaka
Seal
Location of Suzaka in Nagano Prefecture
Location of Suzaka in Nagano Prefecture
Suzaka is located in Japan
Suzaka
Suzaka
 
Coordinates: 36°39′4″N 138°18′26.1″E / 36.65111°N 138.307250°E / 36.65111; 138.307250Coordinates: 36°39′4″N 138°18′26.1″E / 36.65111°N 138.307250°E / 36.65111; 138.307250
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Kōshin'etsu)
Prefecture Nagano
Government
 • - Mayor Masao Miki (since January 2004)
Area
 • Total 149.67 km2 (57.79 sq mi)
Population (October 2016)
 • Total 50,388
 • Density 337/km2 (870/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols  
• Tree Cryptomeria japonica
• Flower Rhododendron molle
Phone number 0268-62-1111
Address Suzaka 1528-1, Suzaka-shi, Nagano-ken 382-8511
Website www.city.suzaka.nagano.jp
View of downtown Susaka and Garyu Park

Suzaka (須坂市 Suzaka-shi?) is a city located in central Nagano Prefecture, in the Chūbu region of Japan. As of 1 October 2016, the city had an estimated population of 50,388 and a population density of 337 persons per km². Its total area was 149.6 square kilometres (57.8 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Suzaka is located in northern Nagano Prefecture on the alluvial fan where the Matsukawa River joins the Chikuma River.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

Suzaka is located in former Shinano Province and was a castle town for Suzaka Domain under the Edo period Tokugawa shogunate. Ih the post-Meiji restoration cadastral reform of April 1,1 1889, the modern town of Suzaka was established. Suzuka annexed the village of Hitaki on December 1, 1936 and the villages of Hino and Toyosu on February 11, 1954. Suzaka was elevated to city status on April 1, 1954. On January 1, 1955, Suzaka annexed the neighbouring villages of Inoue and Takahe, followed by the village of Azuma on April 30, 1971.

Economy[edit]

Fujitsu Corporation has a plant in Suzaka.[1]

Education[edit]

Suzuka has eleven public elementary schools and four public middle schools operated by the city government, and three public high schools operated by the Nagano Prefectural Board of Education.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

International relations[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

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