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Ueno village office
Location of Ueno in Gunma Prefecture
|• Total||181.85 km2 (70.21 sq mi)|
|Population (February 2015)|
|• Density||6.96/km2 (18.0/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|Address||11 Ōaza Kawawa, Ueno-mura, Tano-gun, Gunma-ken 370–1614|
Ueno (上野村? Ueno-mura) is a village located in Tano District of southwestern Gunma Prefecture in the northern Kantō region of Japan. As of February 2015, the village had an estimated population of 1,265 and a population density of 6.96 persons per km². Its total area was 181.85 km². The village has the lowest population density of any municipality in Japan.
- Gunma Prefecture
- Saitama Prefecture
- Nagano Prefecture
Ueno village was established within Minamikanra District, Gunma Prefecture on April 1, 1889 with the creation of the municipalities system after the Meiji Restoration. In 1896, Minamikanra District was united with Midono and Tago Districts to create Tano District. On August 12, 1985, Japan Airlines Flight 123, heading from Haneda Airport to Itami Airport, crashed into an area within the Ueno Village limits, killing 520 people in the world's deadliest single-aircraft aviation accident.
The economy of Ueno is heavily dependent on agriculture and forestry.
Ueno has one elementary school and one middle school.
Ueno is not served by any railway stations.
- Ueno Dam
- Ueno Sky Bridge
- Shionosawa Onsen
- "Aircraft Accident Investigation Report Japan Air Lines Co., Ltd. Boeing 747 SR-100, JA8119 Gunma Prefecture, Japan August 12, 1985." 8 (19/332). Retrieved on August 18, 2010.
Media related to Ueno, Gunma at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (Japanese)