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Shimonita, Gunma

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Country  Japan
Prefecture  Gunma Prefecture
Phone number  0274-82-2111
Population  7,855 (Feb 2015)
Region  Kantō
District  Kanra
Local time  Saturday 11:36 PM
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Time zone  Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Weather  2°C, Wind NW at 6 km/h, 89% Humidity
Points of interest  Nakanodake Shrine, Inafukumiyama, Shimonitamachi Furusato Center R, Ogetayama

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Shimonita (下仁田町, Shimonita-machi) is a town located in Kanra District of southwestern Gunma Prefecture in the northern Kantō region of Japan. As of February 2015, the town had an estimated population of 7,855 and a population density of 41.7 persons per km2. Its total area was 188.38 km2. Shimonita is famous for its konjac and Welsh onion.

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Map of Shimonita, Kanra District, Gunma Prefecture, Japan

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Geography

Shimonita is located in southwestern Gunma Prefecture bordering on Nagano Prefecture to the west. Part of the town is within the borders of the Myōgi-Arafune-Saku Kōgen Quasi-National Park. Approximately 84% of the town's total area is covered by forests.

  • Mountains: Mount Arafune (1423 m), Mount Inafukumi, Mount Ōgeta, Ozawadake, Kanatake, Mount Nikkura, Mount Yotsumata, Mount Monogatari, Mount Midō, Mount Myogi, Mount Monomi
  • Rivers: Kabura River
  • Surrounding municipalities

  • Gunma Prefecture
  • Fujioka
  • Tomioka
  • Annaka
  • Nanmoku
  • Kanna
  • Kanra
  • Nagano Prefecture
  • Saku
  • Karuizawa
  • History

    During the Edo period, the area of present-day Shimonita was largely part of the tenryō territory held directly by Tokugawa shogunate within Kōzuke Province. The modern town of Shimonita was created within Kitakanra District of Gunma Prefecture on April 1, 1889 with the creation of the municipalities system after the Meiji Restoration. In 1950 Kitakanra District was renamed Kanra District. Shimonita annexed the neighboring villages of Osaka, Saimoku, Aokura and Mayama on March 10, 1955.

    Economy

    The economy of Shimonita is heavily dependent on agriculture.

    Education

  • Primary schools
  • Shimonita Elementary School
  • Mayama Elementary School (closed)
  • Osaka Elementary School (closed)
  • Saimoku Elementary School (closed)
  • Middle schools
  • Shimonita Middle School
  • High schools
  • Shimonita High School
  • Train

  • Jōshin Dentetsu - Jōshin Line
  • Shimonita
  • Highway

  • Joshin-etsu Expressway – Shimonita IC
  • Japan National Route 254
  • Local attractions

  • Shimonita Onsen
  • References

    Shimonita, Gunma Wikipedia


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