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Nagara (長柄町, Nagara-machi) is a town located in Chiba Prefecture, Japan. As of April 2012, the town had an estimated population of 7,870, and a population density of 167 persons per km². The total area is 47.20 km².

Nagara

長柄町
Town
Nagara Dam
Nagara Dam
Flag of Nagara
Flag
Official seal of Nagara
Seal
Location of Nagara in Chiba Prefecture
Location of Nagara in Chiba Prefecture
Nagara is located in Japan
Nagara
Nagara
 
Coordinates: 35°26′N 140°14′E / 35.433°N 140.233°E / 35.433; 140.233Coordinates: 35°26′N 140°14′E / 35.433°N 140.233°E / 35.433; 140.233
CountryJapan
RegionKantō
PrefectureChiba Prefecture
DistrictChōsei
Area
 • Total47.20 km2 (18.22 sq mi)
Population
 (April 2012)
 • Total7,870
 • Density167/km2 (430/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
Phone number0475-35-2111
Address712 Sakuradani, Nagara-machi, Chōsei-gun, Chiba-ken
297-0218
Websitehttp://www.town.nagara.chiba.jp/

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GeographyEdit

Located in the mountainous area that divides the center of Bōsō Peninsula, Nagara has little flat terrain. The town consists primarily of rolling, sometimes steep, hills. While the town has no major rivers, several dams, including the Nagara Dam, have been constructed to support the water sources of the Bōsō Peninsula.

Neighboring municipalitiesEdit

HistoryEdit

The current town was formed in 1955 by the merger of the villages of Nagara and Hiyoshi, and part of the village of Mizukami under the period of municipal mergers and dissolutions in Japan in the 1950s. The primary economic activities are agriculture and golf courses.

TransportationEdit

RailwaysEdit

Nagara is not served by a train line. The closest train station to Nagara is the Sotobō Line at Mobara Station.

Bus serviceEdit

Kominato Bus, a service of the Kominato Railway Company.

HighwaysEdit

EducationEdit

Junior high schoolsEdit

  • Nagara Junior High School

Elementary schoolsEdit

  • Nagara Elementary School
  • Hiyoshi Elementary School

Local attractionsEdit

Notable people from NagaraEdit

  • Minoru Ōta, admiral of the Imperial Japanese Navy
  • Shibata Ainosuke, action-film actor

External linksEdit