Uonuma, Niigata

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Flag of Uonuma
Location of Uonuma in Niigata Prefecture
Location of Uonuma in Niigata Prefecture
Uonuma is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 37°14′N 138°58′E / 37.233°N 138.967°E / 37.233; 138.967Coordinates: 37°14′N 138°58′E / 37.233°N 138.967°E / 37.233; 138.967
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Kōshin'etsu) (Hokuriku)
Prefecture Niigata Prefecture
 • Total 946.93 km2 (365.61 sq mi)
Population (January 1, 2009)
 • Total 41,894
 • Density 44/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Website www.city.uonuma.niigata.jp

Uonuma (魚沼市 Uonuma-shi?) is a city located in Niigata Prefecture, Japan.

As of January 1, 2009, the city has an estimated population of 41,894 and a population density of 44 persons per km². The total area is 946.93 km².

It is famous for its rice – the koshihikari rice grown in Uonuma is the most sought-after and most expensive rice in Japan. This fame is due to the ideal growing conditions in the area.

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).

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