Ueda City Hall
Location of Ueda in Nagano Prefecture
|• Total||552.04 km2 (213.14 sq mi)|
|Population (October 2016)|
|• Density||282/km2 (730/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|• Tree||Taxus cuspidata|
|Address||1-11-16 Ote, Ueda-shi, Nagano-ken 386-8601|
Ueda (上田市? Ueda-shi) is a city located in central Nagano Prefecture, in the Chūbu region of Japan. As of 1 October 2016[update], the city had an estimated population of 155,664 and a population density of 282 persons per km². Its total area was 552.04 square kilometres (213.14 sq mi), which makes it the fifth largest city in the Nagano Prefecture in terms of area.
- 1 Geography
- 2 History
- 3 Economy
- 4 Education
- 5 Transportation
- 6 External relations
- 7 Local attractions
- 8 Noted residents
- 9 References
- 10 External links
Ueda is located in central Nagano Prefecture, some 40 kilometers from the prefectural capital of Nagano City and 190 kilometers from Tokyo. The Chikuma River divides the city into two parts.
- Nagano Prefecture
- Gunma Prefecture
|Climate data for Ueda|
|Average high °C (°F)||5.1
|Average low °C (°F)||−5.2
|Average precipitation mm (inches)||26.4
|Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm)||4.8||5.6||8.7||8.0||9.0||10.8||12.8||9.1||10.1||7.9||5.8||4.8||97.4|
|Mean monthly sunshine hours||178.6||179.0||200.3||208.8||209.4||161.7||174.1||207.1||150.7||162.7||166.4||176.3||2,175.1|
|Source: Japan Meteorological Agency|
Ueda is located in former Shinano Province and during the Nara period was the provincial capital. The ruins of the Shinano provincial temple[disambiguation needed] are also to be found within Ueda. However, the provincial capital was shifted to Matsumoto during the early Heian period. During the Sengoku period, the area was the centre of the powerful Sanada clan. During the Edo period, Ueda was a castle town and headquarters of Ueda Domain under the Tokugawa shogunate. During the post-Meiji restoration cadastral reform of April 1, 1889, the modern town of Ueda was established. Ueda was elevated to city status on May 1, 1919. On March 6, 2006, Ueda absorbed the neighbouring towns of Maruko and Sanada, and the village of Takeshi (all from Chiisagata District.
Ueda is a regional commercial centre with a mixed agricultural and light industrial economy. The main crops include rice, apples, grapes, cabbage and walnuts. The traditional industry of Ueda was cotton-weaving. The city now hosts automobile components and electronics manufacturing.
University and colleges
Primary and secondary education
Ueda has 25 public elementary schools and 12 public middle schools operated by the city government and one public middle school shared with the town of Nagawa. The city has five public high schools operated by the Nagano prefectural Board of Education, and four private high schools.
- Ueda High School
- Ueda Someyaoka High School
- Ueda Higashi High School
- Ueda Chikuma High School
- Maruko Syugakkan High School
- Ueda Nishi High school (private)
- Sakura International High School (private)
- KLARK Memorial International High School (private)
- Tsukuba Kaisei High School (private)
- JR East – Hokuriku Shinkansen
- Shinano Railway – Shinano Railway Line
- Ueda Electric Railway Bessho Line
- Jōshin-etsu Expressway
- Japan National Route 18
- Japan National Route 141
- Japan National Route 143
- Japan National Route 144
- Japan National Route 152
- Japan National Route 254
- Japan National Route 406
- Japan National Route 144
- Broomfield, Colorado, United States (from 2001 with Maruko)
- Ningbo, China (from 1995 with Ueda)
- Nerima, Tokyo (from 1994 with Takeshi)
- Davos, Graubünden, Switzerland (from 1976 with Sanada)
- Kamakura, Kanagawa (from 1979 with Ueda)
- Jōetsu, Niigata (from 1979 with Ueda)
- Toyooka, Hyōgo (from 1979 between Ueda and former town of Izushi)
- Kudoyama, Wakayama (from 1977 with Sanada)
Cities with emergency collaboration pacts
Ueda has entered into pacts with all the Japanese cities listed above and two more cities listed below for mutual collaboration in case of emergency.
- Ueda Castle
- Anraku-ji in Bessho Onsen, Ueda has the only extant octagonal pagoda in Japan. The pagoda has been designated as National Treasure.
- Utsukushigahara Open-air Museum - An open-air museum with sculptures on the Utsukushigahara plateau, which opened in June 198
- Bessho Onsen
- 上田市の統計 (in Japanese). Retrieved 3 November 2016.
- 姉妹都市・友好都市提携及び災害時応援協定提携調印式 (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 25 October 2007. Retrieved 3 November 2007.
- 姉妹都市・友好都市 (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 25 October 2007. Retrieved 3 November 2007.
- "山極 勝三郎" [Katsusaburō Yamagiwa]. Nihon Jinmei Daijiten (in Japanese). Tokyo: Shogakukan. 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-08.