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Encyclopedia > Nagano Prefecture
Nagano Prefecture (長野県; Nagano-ken)
Map of Japan with Nagano highlighted
Capital city Nagano
Region Chubu
Island Honshu
Governor Yasuo Tanaka
Area 13,585.22 km² (4th)
 - % water 0.2%
Population (March 1, 2003)
 - Population 2,215,973 (16th)
 - Density 163 /km²
Districts 14
Municipalities 83
ISO 3166-2 JP-20
Web site www.pref.nagano.jp/
english/indexe.htm
Prefectural Symbols
 - Flower Gentian (Gentiana scabra var. buergeri)
 - Tree White birch (Betula platyphylla var. japonica)
 - Bird Rock ptarmigan (Lagopus mutus)
Symbol of Nagano Prefecture
Symbol of Nagano Prefecture

Nagano Prefecture (長野県; Nagano-ken) is located on Honshu island, Japan. The capital is the city of Nagano. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1397x1593, 77 KB) Summary Large size map of Japan with Nagano highlighted, self made but originally based on a japanese mapbook. ... Zenkō-ji, ancient temple in Nagano Nagano (長野市) is the capital city of Nagano Prefecture, situated near the junction of the Chikuma River and the Sai River on the island of Honshu, Japan. ... The regions of Japan are not official administrative units, but have been traditionally used as the regional division of Japan in a number of contexts: for example, maps and geography textbooks divide Japan into the eight regions, weather reports usually give the weather by region, and many businesses and institutions... Chubu region, Japan Mount Fuji is the ChÅ«bu regions most famous landmark. ... todo mal de [ [ Shikoku ] ] a través del [ [ mar interior ] ], y noreste de [ [ Kyushu ] ] a través del [ [ estrecho de Kanmon ] ]. Es la séptima isla más grande, y la segunda isla populosa en el mundo después de [ [ Java (isla)|Java ] ] (véase [ [ lista de las islas de la población ] ]). < style=float del div... For the astrophysicist, see Yasuo Tanaka (astronomer) Yasuo Tanaka (田中康夫 Tanaka Yasuo) is a Japanese novelist who became governor of Nagano prefecture, Japan in 2000. ... Notes: 1 km² References National Governers Association (Japanese) See also Politics of Japan Prefectures of Japan List of Japanese prefectures by population ISO 3166-2 codes for Japan Categories: Japanese prefectures ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... March 1 is the 60th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (61st in leap years). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... This article is about the Japanese municipality system. ... ISO 3166-2 codes for Japan cover 47 prefectures. ... Species See text Gentian is the common name for the genus Gentiana L. 1753, belonging to the Gentian family (Gentianaceae), tribe Gentianeae and monophyletic subtribe Gentianinae. ... Species Many species; see text and classification Birch is the name of any tree of the genus Betula, in the family Betulaceae, closely related to the beech/oak family, Fagaceae. ... Binomial name Lagopus mutus (Montin, 1781) The Ptarmigan (Lagopus mutus) is a small (31-35 cm) bird in the grouse family. ... Nagano prefectural symbol (source: ja. ... todo mal de [ [ Shikoku ] ] a través del [ [ mar interior ] ], y noreste de [ [ Kyushu ] ] a través del [ [ estrecho de Kanmon ] ]. Es la séptima isla más grande, y la segunda isla populosa en el mundo después de [ [ Java (isla)|Java ] ] (véase [ [ lista de las islas de la población ] ]). < style=float del div... Zenkō-ji, ancient temple in Nagano Nagano (長野市) is the capital city of Nagano Prefecture, situated near the junction of the Chikuma River and the Sai River on the island of Honshu, Japan. ...

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History

Nagano was formerly known as the province of Shinano, and was divided among many local daimyo during the Sengoku period. Shinano (信濃国; -no kuni) is an old province of Japan that is now present day Nagano prefecture. ... Daimyo Matsudaira Katamori visits the residence of a retainer. ... The Sengoku Period (戦国時代 Sengoku jidai) or warring-states period, is a period of long civil war in the History of Japan that spans through the middle 15th to the early 17th centuries. ...


Nagano was host to the 1998 Winter Olympics, which gained the prefecture international recognition as well as gaining the prefecture a Shinkansen line to Tokyo. The XVIII Olympic Winter Games were held in 1998 in Nagano, Japan. ... Shinkansen 0 Series at Fukuyama Station, April 2002 Shinkansen 500 Series at Kyoto Station, March 2005 300 (Left) and 700 Series Shinkansen at Tokyo Station The Shinkansen (Japanese: 新幹線) is a network of high-speed railway lines in Japan. ... Tokyo ) (help· info), literally eastern capital, is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan and includes the highly urbanized downtown area formerly known as the city of Tokyo which is the heart of the Greater Tokyo Area. ...


Geography

Nine of the twelve highest mountains in Japan can be found in this inland prefecture. Nagano is also the prefecture which is bordered by the highest number of other prefectures in Japan and it contains the location which is the furthest point from the ocean anywhere in Japan.


The province's mountains have made it relatively isolated, and many people come for its mountain resorts and hot springs.


Cities

Azumino (安曇野市; -shi) is a city located in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. ... Chikuma (千曲市; -shi) is a city located in Nagano, Japan. ... Chino (茅野市; -shi) is a city located in Nagano, Japan. ... link titleIida (飯田市; -shi, pronounced ee-dah)) is a city located in southern Nagano, Japan. ... Iiyama (飯山市; -shi) is a city located in Nagano, Japan. ... Categories: Cities in Nagano Prefecture | Japan geography stubs ... Komagane (駒ヶ根市; -shi) is a city located in Nagano, Japan. ... Komoro (小諸市; -shi) is a city located in Nagano, Japan. ... Matsumoto (松本市) is a city located in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. ... Zenkō-ji, ancient temple in Nagano Nagano (長野市) is the capital city of Nagano Prefecture, situated near the junction of the Chikuma River and the Sai River on the island of Honshu, Japan. ... Nakano (中野市; -shi) is a city located in Nagano, Japan. ... Okaya (岡谷市; -shi) is a city located in Nagano, Japan. ... ÅŒmachi (大町市; -shi) is a city located in Nagano, Japan. ... Categories: Cities in Nagano Prefecture | Japan geography stubs ... Shiojiri (塩尻市; -shi) is a city located in Nagano, Japan. ... Categories: Cities in Nagano Prefecture | Japan geography stubs ... Suzaka (須坂市; -shi) is a city located in Nagano, Japan. ... Tomi (東御市; -shi) is a city located in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. ... Ueda (上田市; -shi) is a city located in Nagano, Japan. ...

Towns and villages

These are the towns and villages in each district. The district (郡; gun) was most recently used as an administrative unit in Japan between 1878 and 1921 and is roughly equivalent to the county of the United States. ...

Chiisagata (小県郡; -gun) is a district located in Nagano, Japan. ... Aoki (青木村; -mura) is a village located in Chiisagata District, Nagano, Japan. ... Nagawa (奈川村; -mura) is a village located in Minamiazumi District, Nagano, Japan. ... Hanishina (埴科郡; -gun) is a district located in Nagano, Japan. ... Sakaki (坂城町; -machi) is a town located in Hanishina District, Nagano, Japan. ... Higashichikuma (東筑摩郡; -gun) is a district located in Nagano, Japan. ... Asahi (朝日村; -mura) is a village located in Higashichikuma District, Nagano, Japan. ... Hata (波田町; -machi) is a town located in Higashichikuma District, Nagano, Japan. ... Ikusaka (生坂村; -mura) is a village located in Higashichikuma District, Nagano, Japan. ... Omi (麻績村; -mura) is a village located in Higashichikuma District, Nagano, Japan. ... Yamagata (山形村; -mura) is a village located in Higashichikuma District, Nagano, Japan. ... Kamiina (上伊那郡; -gun) is a district located in Nagano, Japan. ... Hase (長谷村; -mura) is a village located in Kamiina District, Nagano, Japan. ... Iijima (飯島町; -machi) is a town located in Kamiina District, Nagano, Japan. ... Minamiminowa (南箕輪村; -mura) is a village located in Kamiina District, Nagano, Japan. ... Minowa (箕輪町; -machi) is a town located in Kamiina District, Nagano, Japan. ... Miyada (宮田村; -mura) is a village located in Kamiina District, Nagano, Japan. ... Nakagawa (中川村; -mura) is a village located in Kamiina District, Nagano, Japan. ... Takatō (高遠町; -machi) is a town located in Kamiina District, Nagano, Japan. ... Tatsuno (辰野町; -machi) is a town located in Kamiina District, Nagano, Japan. ... Kamiminochi (上水内郡; -gun) is a district located in Nagano, Japan. ... Nakajō (中条村; -mura) is a village located in Kamiminochi District, Nagano, Japan. ... Ogawa (小川村; -mura) is a village located in Kamiminochi District, Nagano, Japan. ... Shinano (信濃町; -machi) is a town located in Kamiminochi District, Nagano, Japan. ... Shinshūshin (信州新町; -machi) is a town located in Kamiminochi District, Nagano, Japan. ... Kamitakai (上高井郡; -gun) is a district located in Nagano, Japan. ... Obuse (小布施町; -machi) is a town located in Kamitakai District, Nagano, Japan. ... Takayama (高山村; -mura) is a village located in Kamitakai District, Nagano, Japan. ... Kiso (木曽郡; -gun) is a district located in Nagano, Japan. ... Agematsu (上松町; -machi) is a town located in Kiso District, Japan. ... Kiso (木祖村; -mura) is a village located in Kiso District, Nagano, Japan. ... Nagiso (南木曽町; -machi) is a town located in Kiso District, Nagano, Japan. ... Ōkuwa (大桑村; -mura) is a village located in Kiso District, Nagano, Japan. ... Kitaazumi (北安曇郡; -gun) is a district located in Nagano, Japan. ... Hakuba (白馬村; -mura) is a village located in Kitaazumi District, Nagano, Japan. ... Ikeda (池田町; -machi) is a town located in Kitaazumi District, Nagano, Japan. ... Matsukawa (松川町; -machi) is a town located in Shimoina District, Nagano, Japan. ... Kitasaku (北佐久郡; -gun) is a district located in Nagano, Japan. ... Karuizawa (軽井沢町; -machi) is a town located in Kitasaku District, Nagano, Japan. ... Miyota (御代田町; -machi) is a town located in Kitasaku District, Nagano, Japan. ... Tateshina (立科町; -machi) is a town located in Kitasaku District, Nagano, Japan. ... Minamisaku (南佐久郡; -gun) is a district located in Nagano, Japan. ... Kawakami (川上村; -mura) is a village located in Minamisaku District, Nagano, Japan. ... Kitaaiki (北相木村; -mura) is a village located in Minamisaku District, Nagano, Japan. ... Koumi (小海町; -machi) is a town located in Minamisaku District, Nagano, Japan. ... Minamiaiki (南相木村; -mura) is a village located in Minamisaku District, Nagano, Japan. ... Minamimaki (南牧村; -mura) is a village located in Minamisaku District, Nagano, Japan. ... Shimoina (下伊那郡; -gun) is a district located in Nagano, Japan. ... Achi (阿智村; -mura) is a village located in Shimoina District, Nagano, Japan. ... Anan (阿南町; -chou) is a town located in Shimoina District, Nagano, Japan. ... Hiraya (平谷村; -mura) is a village located in Shimoina District, Nagano, Japan. ... Matsukawa (松川町; -machi) is a town located in Shimoina District, Nagano, Japan. ... Neba (根羽村; -mura) is a village located in Shimoina District, Nagano, Japan. ... ÅŒshika (大鹿村; -mura) is a village located in Shimoina District, Nagano, Japan. ... Seinaiji (清内路村; -mura) is a village located in Shimoina District, Nagano, Japan. ... Shimojō (下條村; -mura) is a village located in Shimoina District, Nagano, Japan. ... Takagi (喬木村; -mura) is a village located in Shimoina District, Nagano, Japan. ... Takamori (高森町; -machi) is a town located in Shimoina District, Nagano, Japan. ... Tenryū (天龍村; -mura) is a village located in Shimoina District, Nagano, Japan. ... Toyooka (豊丘村; -mura) is a village located in Shimoina District, Nagano, Japan. ... Urugi (売木村; -mura) is a village located in Shimoina District, Nagano, Japan. ... Yasuoka (泰阜村; -mura) is a village located in Shimoina District, Nagano, Japan. ... Shimominochi (下水内郡; -gun) is a district located in Nagano, Japan. ... Sakae (栄村; -mura) is a village located in Shimominochi District, Nagano, Japan. ... Shimotakai (下高井郡; -gun) is a district located in Nagano, Japan. ... Kijimadaira (木島平村; -mura) is a village located in Shimotakai District, Nagano, Japan. ... Nozawaonsen (野沢温泉村; -mura) is a village located in Shimotakai District, Nagano, Japan. ... Yamanouchi (山ノ内町; -machi) is a town located in Shimotakai District, Nagano, Japan. ... Suwa (諏訪郡; -gun) is a district located in Nagano, Japan. ... Fujimi (富士見町; -machi) is a town located in Suwa District, Nagano, Japan. ... Hara (原村; -mura) is a village located in Suwa District, Nagano, Japan. ... Shimosuwa (下諏訪町; -machi) is a town located in Suwa District, Nagano, Japan. ...

Mergers

(as of March 6, 2006)

  • On October 11, 2005, the villages of Honjo, Sakakita and Sakai from Higashichikuma District merged to form the new village of Chikuho.

1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Shimoina (下伊那郡; -gun) is a district located in Nagano, Japan. ... link titleIida (飯田市; -shi, pronounced ee-dah)) is a city located in southern Nagano, Japan. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sarashina (更級郡; -gun) is a district located in Nagano, Japan. ... Hanishina (埴科郡; -gun) is a district located in Nagano, Japan. ... Chikuma (千曲市; -shi) is a city located in Nagano, Japan. ... It has been designated the: International Year of Rice (by the United Nations) International Year to Commemorate the Struggle against Slavery and its Abolition (by UNESCO) 2004 World Health Day topic was Road Safety (by World Health Organization) Year of the Monkey (by the Chinese calendar) See the world in... Kitasaku (北佐久郡; -gun) is a district located in Nagano, Japan. ... Chiisagata (小県郡; -gun) is a district located in Nagano, Japan. ... Tomi (東御市; -shi) is a city located in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Oōka (大岡村; -mura) is a village located in Sarashina District, Nagano, Japan. ... Sarashina (更級郡; -gun) is a district located in Nagano, Japan. ... Toyono (豊野町; -machi) is a town located in Kamiminochi District, Nagano, Japan. ... Togakushi (戸隠村; -mura) is a village located in Kamiminochi District, Nagano, Japan. ... Kinasa (鬼無里村; -mura) is a village located in Kamiminochi District, Nagano, Japan. ... Kamiminochi (上水内郡; -gun) is a district located in Nagano, Japan. ... Zenkō-ji, ancient temple in Nagano Nagano (長野市) is the capital city of Nagano Prefecture, situated near the junction of the Chikuma River and the Sai River on the island of Honshu, Japan. ... Sarashina (更級郡; -gun) is a district located in Nagano, Japan. ... Yamaguchi (山口村; -mura) is a village located in Kiso District, Nagano, Japan. ... Kiso (木曽郡; -gun) is a district located in Nagano, Japan. ... Nakatsugawa (中津川市; -shi) is a city located in Gifu, Japan. ... Gifu Prefecture (岐阜県 Gifu-ken), is located in the Chubu region of central Japan. ... Saku (佐久町; -machi) is a town located in Minamisaku District, Nagano, Japan. ... Yachiho (八千穂村; -mura) is a village located in Minamisaku District, Nagano, Japan. ... Minamisaku (南佐久郡; -gun) is a district located in Nagano, Japan. ... Usuda (臼田町; -machi) is a town located in Minamisaku District, Nagano, Japan. ... Minamisaku (南佐久郡; -gun) is a district located in Nagano, Japan. ... Mochizuki (望月町; -machi) is a town located in Kitasaku District, Nagano, Japan. ... Asashina (浅科村; -mura) is a village located in Kitasaku District, Nagano, Japan. ... Kitasaku (北佐久郡; -gun) is a district located in Nagano, Japan. ... Saku (佐久市; -shi) is a city located in Nagano, Japan. ... Narakawa (楢川村; -mura) is a village located in Kiso District, Nagano, Japan. ... Kiso (木曽郡; -gun) is a district located in Nagano, Japan. ... Shiojiri (塩尻市; -shi) is a city located in Nagano, Japan. ... Toyota (豊田村; -mura) is a village located in Shimominochi District, Nagano, Japan. ... Shimominochi (下水内郡; -gun) is a district located in Nagano, Japan. ... Nakano (中野市; -shi) is a city located in Nagano, Japan. ... Shiga (四賀村; -mura) is a village located in Higashichikuma District, Nagano, Japan. ... Higashichikuma (東筑摩郡; -gun) is a district located in Nagano, Japan. ... Nagawa (奈川村; -mura) is a village located in Minamiazumi District, Nagano, Japan. ... Azumi (安曇村; -mura) is a village located in Minamiazumi District, Nagano, Japan. ... Azusagawa (梓川村; -mura) is a village located in Minamiazumi District, Nagano, Japan. ... Minamiazumi (南安曇郡; -gun) is a district located in Nagano, Japan. ... Matsumoto (松本市) is a city located in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. ... Mure (牟礼村; -mura) is a village located in Kamiminochi District, Nagano, Japan. ... Samizu (三水村; -mura) is a village located in Kamiminochi District, Nagano, Japan. ... Kamiminochi (上水内郡; -gun) is a district located in Nagano, Japan. ... Akashina (明科町; -machi) is a town located in Higashichikuma District, Nagano, Japan. ... Higashichikuma (東筑摩郡; -gun) is a district located in Nagano, Japan. ... Horigane (堀金村; -mura) is a village located in Minamiazumi District, Nagano, Japan. ... Hotaka (穂高町; -machi) is a town located in Minamiazumi District, Nagano, Japan. ... Misato (三郷村; -mura) is a village located in Minamiazumi District, Nagano, Japan. ... Toyoshina (豊科町; -machi) is a town located in Minamiazumi District, Nagano, Japan. ... Minamiazumi (南安曇郡; -gun) is a district located in Nagano, Japan. ... Azumino (安曇野市; -shi) is a city located in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. ... Minamiazumi (南安曇郡; -gun) is a district located in Nagano, Japan. ... Kami (上村; -mura) is a village located in Shimoina District, Nagano, Japan. ... Minamishinano (南信濃村; -mura) is a village located in Shimoina District, Nagano, Japan. ... Shimoina (下伊那郡; -gun) is a district located in Nagano, Japan. ... link titleIida (飯田市; -shi, pronounced ee-dah)) is a city located in southern Nagano, Japan. ... Nagato (長門町; -machi) is a town located in Chiisagata District, Nagano, Japan. ... Wada (和田村; -mura) is a village located in Chiisagata District, Nagano, Japan. ... Chiisagata (小県郡; -gun) is a district located in Nagano, Japan. ... Nagawa (奈川村; -mura) is a village located in Minamiazumi District, Nagano, Japan. ... Honjō (本城村; -mura) is a village located in Higashichikuma District, Nagano, Japan. ... Sakakita (坂北村; -mura) is a village located in Higashichikuma District, Nagano, Japan. ... Sakai (坂井村; -mura) is a village located in Higashichikuma District, Nagano, Japan. ... Higashichikuma (東筑摩郡; -gun) is a district located in Nagano, Japan. ... Kisofukushima (木曽福島町; -machi) is a town located in Kiso District, Nagano, Japan. ... Mitake (三岳村; -mura) is a village located in Kiso District, Nagano, Japan. ... Hiyoshi (日義村; -mura) is a village located in Kiso District, Nagano, Japan. ... Kaida (開田村; -mura) is a village located in Kiso District, Nagano, Japan. ... Kiso (木曽郡; -gun) is a district located in Nagano, Japan. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Yasaka (八坂村; -mura) is a village located in Kitaazumi District, Nagano, Japan. ... Miasa (美麻村; -mura) is a village located in Kitaazumi District, Nagano, Japan. ... Kitaazumi (北安曇郡; -gun) is a district located in Nagano, Japan. ... ÅŒmachi (大町市; -shi) is a city located in Nagano, Japan. ... Namiai (浪合村; -mura) is a village located in Shimoina District, Nagano, Japan. ... Shimoina (下伊那郡; -gun) is a district located in Nagano, Japan. ... Achi (阿智村; -mura) is a village located in Shimoina District, Nagano, Japan. ... Maruko (丸子町; -machi) is a town located in Chiisagata District, Nagano, Japan. ... Sanada (真田町; -machi) is a town located in Chiisagata District, Nagano, Japan. ... Takeshi (武石村; -mura) is a village located in Chiisagata District, Nagano, Japan. ... Chiisagata (小県郡; -gun) is a district located in Nagano, Japan. ... Ueda (上田市; -shi) is a city located in Nagano, Japan. ...

Demographics

Culture

Tourism

Tourist spots

Matsumoto Castle Matsumoto Castle (松本城, -jō) is one of Japans finest castles. ... Clepsydra Geyser in Yellowstone A geyser is a type of hot spring that erupts periodically, ejecting a column of hot water and steam into the air. ... Categories: Cities in Nagano Prefecture | Japan geography stubs ...

Prefectural symbols

Miscellaneous topics

  • Nagano's current governor, Yasuo Tanaka, is an independent who has made a reputation internationally for attacking Japan's status quo. Among other issues, he has refused national government money for construction projects that he deems unnecessary, such as dams, and has overhauled (locally) the press club system that is blamed for limiting government access to journalists who give favorable coverage.

For the astrophysicist, see Yasuo Tanaka (astronomer) Yasuo Tanaka (田中康夫 Tanaka Yasuo) is a Japanese novelist who became governor of Nagano prefecture, Japan in 2000. ...

External links

  • Nagano Prefecture official homepage
  • Travel guide to Nagano (prefecture) from Wikitravel
  • Nagano Prefecture photos at PHOTOGUIDE.JP
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Nagano Prefecture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (685 words)
Nagano was formerly known as the province of Shinano, and was divided among many local daimyo during the Sengoku period.
Nagano was host to the 1998 Winter Olympics, which gained the prefecture international recognition as well as gaining the prefecture a Shinkansen line to Tokyo.
Nagano is also the prefecture which is bordered by the highest number of other prefectures in Japan and it contains the location which is the furthest point from the ocean anywhere in Japan.
Nagano, Nagano - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (185 words)
Nagano (長野市) is the capital city of Nagano Prefecture, situated near the junction of the Chikuma River and the Sai River on the island of Honshu, Japan.
Nagano was the host city to the 1998 Winter Olympics, the 1998 Winter Paralympics and the 2005 Special Olympics World Winter Games and the first city to host all three of these events.
Nagano was originally a small town built around the temple.
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