Yamanouchi, Nagano

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Yamanouchi
山ノ内町
Town
Yamanouchi Town Hall
Yamanouchi Town Hall
Flag of Yamanouchi
Flag
Official seal of Yamanouchi
Seal
Location of Yamanouchi in Nagano Prefecture
Location of Yamanouchi in Nagano Prefecture
Yamanouchi is located in Japan
Yamanouchi
Yamanouchi
 
Coordinates: 36°44′40.5″N 138°24′45.7″E / 36.744583°N 138.412694°E / 36.744583; 138.412694Coordinates: 36°44′40.5″N 138°24′45.7″E / 36.744583°N 138.412694°E / 36.744583; 138.412694
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Kōshin'etsu)
Prefecture Nagano
District Shimotakai
Area
 • Total 265.90 km2 (102.66 sq mi)
Population (October 2016)
 • Total 12,351
 • Density 46.4/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols  
• Tree Tsuga sieboldii
• Flower Apple
• Bird Japanese bush warbler
Phone number 0269-33-3111
Address 3352-1 Hirao, Yamanouchi-machi, Shimotakai-gun, Nagano-ken 381-0498
Website www.town.yamanouchi.nagano.jp
Shiga Kogen mountains in Yamanouchi

Yamanouchi (山ノ内町, Yamanouchi-machi) is a town located in Shimotakai District in northern Nagano Prefecture, in the Chūbu region of Japan. As of 1 October 2016, the town had an estimated population of 12,351 and a population density of 46.4 persons per km². Its total area was 265.90 square kilometres (102.66 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Yamanouchi is located in northeast Nagano Prefecture, with over 90% of its area covered by mountains and forest. The town measures approximatelt 39 kilometers east-west and 12 kilometers north-south, and has an elevation ranging from 424 meters to 2341 meters.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area of present-day Yamanouchi was part of ancient Shinano Province. The modern town of Yamanouchi was established on April 1, 1955 by the merger of the town of Hirao with the neighboring villages of Honami and Yomase.

Education[edit]

Yamanouchi has four public elementary schools and one public middle school. The town does not have a high school.

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Highway[edit]

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