Ueno, Gunma

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Ueno

上野村
Ueno village office
Ueno village office
Flag of Ueno
Flag
Official seal of Ueno
Seal
Location of Ueno in Gunma Prefecture
Location of Ueno in Gunma Prefecture
Ueno is located in Japan
Ueno
Ueno
 
Coordinates: 36°4′59.5″N 138°46′38.3″E / 36.083194°N 138.777306°E / 36.083194; 138.777306Coordinates: 36°4′59.5″N 138°46′38.3″E / 36.083194°N 138.777306°E / 36.083194; 138.777306
CountryJapan
RegionKantō
PrefectureGunma Prefecture
DistrictTano
Area
 • Total181.85 km2 (70.21 sq mi)
Population
 (February 2015)
 • Total1,265
 • Density6.96/km2 (18.0/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
Phone number0274-59-2111
Address11 Ōaza Kawawa, Ueno-mura, Tano-gun, Gunma-ken 370–1614
Websitehttp://www.uenomura.jp/

Ueno (上野村, Ueno-mura) is a village located in Gunma Prefecture, 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 is 181.85 km². The village has the lowest population density of any municipality in Japan.

Geography[edit]

Ueno is located in the extreme southwestern portion of Gunma Prefecture, bordered by Saitama Prefecture to the south and Nagano Prefecture to the west.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

During the Edo period, the area of present-day Ueno was part of the tenryō territory administered directly by the Tokugawa shogunate in Kōzuke Province.

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.[1]

Economy[edit]

The economy of Ueno is heavily dependent on agriculture and forestry.

Education[edit]

Ueno has one elementary school and one middle school.

Transportation[edit]

Ueno is not served by any railway stations.

Highway[edit]

International relations[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

Sky bridge at Ueno, Gunma
  • Ueno Dam
  • Ueno Sky Bridge - The Ueno skybridge is a 225 metre long pedestrian suspension bridge. At a height of 90 metre, it offers scenic views.[2][3]
  • Shionosawa Onsen

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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.
  2. ^ "Sky Bridge". Tourist Guide of Gunma Prefecture. Bureau of Tourism, Gunma Prefectural Government. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  3. ^ 上野スカイブリッジ (in Japanese). Ueno Village Office. Retrieved 9 February 2019.

External links[edit]

Media related to Ueno, Gunma at Wikimedia Commons