|• Total||85.91 km2 (33.17 sq mi)|
|• Density||290/km2 (760/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
|• Tree||Zelkova serrata|
|• Bird||Grey wagtail|
|Address||10298 Nakaminowa, Minowa-machi, Kitaina-gun, Nagano-ken 399-4695|
Minowa (箕輪町, Minowa-machi) is a town located in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 April 2019[update], the town had an estimated population of 25,051 in 9737 households, and a population density of 290 persons per km². The total area of the town is 85.91 square kilometres (33.17 sq mi).
The town has a climate characterized by characterized by hot and humid summers, and cold winters (Köppen climate classification Cfa). The average annual temperature in Minowa is 11.4 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1342 mm with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 24.3 °C, and lowest in January, at around -1.0 °C.
Per Japanese census data, the population of Minowa has recently plateaued after several decades of growth.
The area of present-day Minowa was part of ancient Shinano Province. The villages of Nakaminowa, Minowa and Higashiminowa were established on April 1, 1889 by the establishment of the modern municipalities system, Nakaminowa was elevated to town status on November 3, 1948. Nakaminowa, Minowa and Higashiminowa merged to form the town of Minowa on January 1, 1955.
Minowa has five public elementary schools and one public middle school operated by the town government, and one high school operated the Nagano Prefectural Board of Education.
- Nagano Nippaku Gakuen (former Colégio Pitágoras) - Brazilian school
Notable people from Minowa, Nagano
- Minowa Town official statistics(in Japanese)
- Minowa climate data
- Minowa population statistics
- "Escolas Brasileiras Homologadas no Japão" (Archive). Embassy of Brazil in Tokyo. Retrieved on October 13, 2015.