Takayama, Nagano

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Takayama
高山村
Village
Takayama Village Hall
Takayama Village Hall
Flag of Takayama
Flag
Official seal of Takayama
Seal
Location of Takayama in Nagano Prefecture
Location of Takayama in Nagano Prefecture
Takayama is located in Japan
Takayama
Takayama
 
Coordinates: 36°40′47.3″N 138°21′47.8″E / 36.679806°N 138.363278°E / 36.679806; 138.363278Coordinates: 36°40′47.3″N 138°21′47.8″E / 36.679806°N 138.363278°E / 36.679806; 138.363278
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Kōshin'etsu)
Prefecture Nagano
District Kamitakai
Area
 • Total 98.56 km2 (38.05 sq mi)
Population (October 2016)
 • Total 7,084
 • Density 71.9/km2 (186/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols  
• Tree Taxus cuspidata
• Flower Rhododendron subg. Hymenanthes
Phone number 026-245-1100
Address 4972 Takai, Takayama-mura, Kamitakai-gun, Nagano-ken 382-8510
Website www.vill.takayama.nagano.jp
Yamada Ranch in Takayama

Takayama (高山村?, Takayama-mura) is a village located in Kamitakai District in northeast Nagano Prefecture, in the Chūbu region of Japan. As of 1 October 2016, the village had an estimated population of 7,084 and a population density of 71.9 persons per km². Its total area was 98.56 square kilometres (38.05 sq mi). Takayama is listed as one of The Most Beautiful Villages in Japan [1]

Geography[edit]

Takayama is located in northeastern Nagano Prefecture, bordered by Gunma Prefecture to the east. The village is located in a mountainous area, and includes Mount Kitahotaka partly within its borders.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area of present-day Takayama was part of ancient Shinano Province. The modern villages of Takai and Yamada were established on April 1, 1889 by the establishment of the municipalities system. The two villages merged on September 30, 1956 to form the village of Takayama.

Economy[edit]

The economy of Takayama is based on agriculture, forestry, and seasonal tourism.

Education[edit]

Takayama 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]

  • The village has no passenger railway service.

Highway[edit]

  • The village is not located on any national highway.

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