Yamanouchi, Nagano

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Yamanouchi

山ノ内町
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
CountryJapan
RegionChūbu (Kōshin'etsu)
PrefectureNagano
DistrictShimotakai
Area
 • Total265.90 km2 (102.66 sq mi)
Population
(October 2016)
 • Total12,351
 • Density46.4/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
Symbols 
• TreeTsuga sieboldii
• FlowerApple
• BirdJapanese bush warbler
Phone number0269-33-3111
Address3352-1 Hirao, Yamanouchi-machi, Shimotakai-gun, Nagano-ken 381-0498
Websitehttp://www.town.yamanouchi.nagano.jp/
Shiga Kogen mountains in Yamanouchi

Yamanouchi (山ノ内町, Yamanouchi-machi) is a town located in Nagano Prefecture, 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 is 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 approximately 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 three public elementary schools and one public middle school. The town does not have a high school.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

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