Nagawa, Nagano

Nagawa Town Hall
Nagawa Town Hall
Flag of Nagawa
Official seal of Nagawa
Location of Nagawa in Nagano Prefecture
Location of Nagawa in Nagano Prefecture
Nagawa is located in Japan
Coordinates: 36°15′21.5″N 138°16′4.1″E / 36.255972°N 138.267806°E / 36.255972; 138.267806Coordinates: 36°15′21.5″N 138°16′4.1″E / 36.255972°N 138.267806°E / 36.255972; 138.267806
RegionChūbu (Kōshin'etsu)
 • Total183.86 km2 (70.99 sq mi)
 (April 2019)
 • Total6,088
 • Density33/km2 (86/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
• TreePrunus serrulata
• FlowerAzalea
• BirdGreen pheasant
• RockObsidian
Phone number0268-68-0111
Address525-1 Nagakubo, Nagawa-machi, Chiisagata-gun, Nagano-ken 386-0602
WebsiteOfficial website
Yonoike Pond in Nagawa

Nagawa (長和町, Nagawa-machi) is a town located in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 April 2019, the town had an estimated population of 6,088 in 2650 households,[1] and a population density of 32.6 persons per km². The total area of the town is 183.86 square kilometres (70.99 sq mi).


Nagawa is located in the center of Nagano Prefecture.

Surrounding municipalities


The town has a climate characterized by characterized by warm and humid summers, and cold, very snowy winters (Köppen climate classification Dfb). The average annual temperature in Nagawa is 8.9 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1388 mm with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 21.9 °C, and lowest in January, at around -3.6 °C.[2]


Per Japanese census data,[3] the population of Nagawa has declined my more than half over the past 70 years.

Historical population
1940 9,658—    
1950 12,054+24.8%
1960 10,854−10.0%
1970 8,791−19.0%
1980 8,185−6.9%
1990 7,984−2.5%
2000 7,807−2.2%
2010 6,782−13.1%
2020 5,600−17.4%


The area of present-day Nagawa was part of ancient Shinano Province. The area was part of the holdings of Ueda Domain during the Edo period, and had two stations on the Nakasendō highway connecting Edo with Kyoto: Nagakubo-shuku and Wada-shuku. The modern town of Nagakubo-shinmachi was established on April 1, 1889 by the establishment of the municipalities system and was renamed Nagato on September 1, 1956. The town of Nagawa was formed by the merger of Nagato with the village of Wada (also from Chiisagata District on October 1, 2005 when the town.


Nagawa has two public elementary schools and one public middle school operated by the town government, and one middle school operated jointly between Nagawa and neighboring Ueda city. The town does not have a high school.



The town does not have any passenger railway service.


Local attractions


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

External links

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

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