Ueda, Nagano

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Ueda
上田市
City
Ueda City Hall
Ueda City Hall
Flag of Ueda
Flag
Official seal of Ueda
Seal
Location of Ueda in Nagano Prefecture
Location of Ueda in Nagano Prefecture
Ueda is located in Japan
Ueda
Ueda
 
Coordinates: 36°24′6.8″N 138°14′56.7″E / 36.401889°N 138.249083°E / 36.401889; 138.249083Coordinates: 36°24′6.8″N 138°14′56.7″E / 36.401889°N 138.249083°E / 36.401889; 138.249083
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Kōshin'etsu)
Prefecture Nagano
Area
 • Total 552.04 km2 (213.14 sq mi)
Population (October 2016)
 • Total 155,664
 • Density 282/km2 (730/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols  
• Tree Taxus cuspidata
• Flower Azalea
Phone number 0268-22-4100
Address 1-11-16 Ote, Ueda-shi, Nagano-ken 386-8601
Website www.city.ueda.nagano.jp
A sculpture at Utsukushigahara Open-air Museum in Ueda
The city as viewed from the West Turret of Ueda Castle (foreground)

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, the city had an estimated population of 155,664 and a population density of 282 persons per km².[1] 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.

Geography[edit]

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.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Ueda
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 5.1
(41.2)
6.3
(43.3)
10.8
(51.4)
18.3
(64.9)
23.2
(73.8)
26.2
(79.2)
29.8
(85.6)
31.4
(88.5)
26.0
(78.8)
19.7
(67.5)
14.0
(57.2)
8.3
(46.9)
18.26
(64.86)
Average low °C (°F) −5.2
(22.6)
−4.6
(23.7)
−1.3
(29.7)
4.3
(39.7)
9.9
(49.8)
15.2
(59.4)
19.4
(66.9)
20.5
(68.9)
16.2
(61.2)
8.9
(48)
2.3
(36.1)
−2.7
(27.1)
6.91
(44.43)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 26.4
(1.039)
30.7
(1.209)
55.3
(2.177)
56.7
(2.232)
81.7
(3.217)
110.3
(4.343)
132.3
(5.209)
97.7
(3.846)
143.2
(5.638)
88.7
(3.492)
41.3
(1.626)
22.5
(0.886)
886.8
(34.914)
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

History[edit]

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.

Economy[edit]

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.

Education[edit]

University and colleges[edit]

Primary and secondary education[edit]

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.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

External relations[edit]

Ueda maintains friendship and sister cities relationships with the following cities.[2][3]

Friendship cities[edit]

Sister cities[edit]

Cities with emergency collaboration pacts[edit]

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.

Local attractions[edit]

  • 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

Noted residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 上田市の統計 (in Japanese). Retrieved 3 November 2016. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ 姉妹都市・友好都市 (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 25 October 2007. Retrieved 3 November 2007. 
  4. ^ "山極 勝三郎" [Katsusaburō Yamagiwa]. Nihon Jinmei Daijiten (in Japanese). Tokyo: Shogakukan. 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-08. 

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