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Uonuma City Hall
Location of Uonuma in Niigata
|Region||Chūbu (Kōshin'etsu) (Hokuriku)|
|• Total||946.76 km2 (365.55 sq mi)|
|Population (June 2016)|
|• Density||38.4/km2 (99/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|• Tree||Magnolia kobus|
|• Flower||Erythronium japonicum|
|• Bird||Japanese bush-warbler|
|Address||130-1 Kodejima, Uonuma-shi, Niigata-ken 946-8601|
Uonuma (魚沼市 Uonuma-shi?) is a city located in south-central Niigata Prefecture, in the Hokuriku region of Japan. As of 1 June 2016[update], the city had an estimated population of 36,842 and a population density of 38.9 persons per km². Its total area was 946.76 square kilometres (365.55 sq mi). The city is famous firebrand-name koshihikari rice, which commands a premium in the Japanese market.
Uonuma is located in an inland region of south-central Niigata Prefecture, bordered by Fukushima Prefecture to the area and Gunma Prefecture to the south. Parts of the city are within the borders of Oze National Park or the Echigo Sanzan-Tadami Quasi-National Park
- Niigata Prefecture
- Gunma Prefecture
- Fukushima Prefecture
The area of present-day Uonuma was part of ancient Echigo Province, with the name of Uonuma appearing in the Shoku Nihongi in an entry dated 702 AD. The modern city of Uonuma was established on November 1, 2004, from the merger of the towns of Horinouchi and Koide, and the villages of Hirokami, Irihirose, Sumon and Yunotani (all from Kitauonuma District).
The economy of Uonuma is dominated by agriculture, predominantly rice production, along with sake brewing.
Uonuma has nine public elementary schools and six public middle schools. There are two public high schools operated by the Niigata Prefectural Board of Education, and also two special education schools.
- JR East – Jōetsu Line
- JR East – Tadami Line
- Kan-Etsu Expressway
- Japan National Route 17
- Japan National Route 252
- Japan National Route 289
- Japan National Route 290
- Japan National Route 291
- Japan National Route 352
Notable people from Uonuma
- Ken Watanabe, actor in many Japanese and American productions.
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