Miyota, Nagano

Miyota
御代田
Miyota Town Hall
Miyota Town Hall
Flag of Miyota
Official seal of Miyota
Location of Miyota in Nagano Prefecture
Location of Miyota in Nagano Prefecture
Miyota is located in Japan
Miyota
Miyota
 
Coordinates: 36°19′16.3″N 138°30′31.6″E / 36.321194°N 138.508778°E / 36.321194; 138.508778Coordinates: 36°19′16.3″N 138°30′31.6″E / 36.321194°N 138.508778°E / 36.321194; 138.508778
CountryJapan
RegionChūbu (Kōshin'etsu)
PrefectureNagano
DistrictKitasaku
Area
 • Total58.76 km2 (22.69 sq mi)
Population
 (April 2019)
 • Total15,562
 • Density260/km2 (690/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
Symbols 
• TreeTaxus cuspidata
• FlowerLilium auratum
Phone number0267-32-3111
Address2464-1 Miyota, Miyota-machi, Kitasaku-gun, Nagano-ken 389-0292
WebsiteOfficial website
Yu River in Miyota

Miyota (御代田町, Miyota-machi) is a town located in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 April 2019, the town had an estimated population of 15,562 in 6897 households,[1] and a population density of 260 persons per km². The total area of the town is 58.79 square kilometres (22.70 sq mi).

Geography

Miyota is located on the eastern border of Nagano Prefecture with Gumma Prefecture. Mount Asama (2568 meters) is within the town's northern borders.

The Citizen Watch group has other engineering facilities in the adjacent town of Saku, Nagano.

Surrounding municipalities

Climate

The town has a humid continental climate characterized by warm and humid summers, and cold winters with heavy snowfall (Köppen climate classification Dfb). The average annual temperature in Miyota is 8.2 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1291 mm with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 21.1 °C, and lowest in January, at around -4.0 °C.[2]

Demographics

Per Japanese census data,[3] the population of Miyota has nearly doubled over the past 60 years.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1940 7,942—    
1950 11,094+39.7%
1960 8,145−26.6%
1970 8,708+6.9%
1980 9,851+13.1%
1990 11,895+20.7%
2000 13,412+12.8%
2010 14,741+9.9%
2020 15,555+5.5%

History

The area of present-day Miyota was part of ancient Shinano Province, and was the site of the Battle of Odaihara during the Sengoku period. As Otai-shuku, it developed as a post station on the Nakasendo highway connecting Edo with Kyoto during the Edo period. The village of Miyota was created with the establishment of the modern municipalities system on April 1, 1889. It merged with the villages of Onuma and Goka to form the town of Miyota on September 30, 1956.

Politics and government

Miyota is governed by a town council with 14 members.

Elections

Education

Miyota has two public elementary schools and one public middle school operated by the town government. The town does not have a high school.

Transportation

Railway

Highway

Local attractions

References

  1. ^ Miyota town official statistics(in Japanese)
  2. ^ Miyota climate data
  3. ^ Miyota population statistics

External links

  • Media related to Miyota, Nagano at Wikimedia Commons
  • Official Website (in Japanese)
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