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Ueno, Gunma

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Country  Japan
District  Tano
Area  181.8 km²
Prefecture  Gunma Prefecture
Region  Kantō
Phone number  0274-59-2111
Population  1,265 (Feb 2015)
Local time  Friday 1:12 AM
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Time zone  Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Address  11 Ōaza Kawawa, Ueno-mura, Tano-gun, Gunma-ken 370–1614
Weather  -1°C, Wind W at 6 km/h, 76% Humidity
Points of interest  Kawawa Natural Park, Chushoji, Mount Osutaka, Mount Takamagahara, Nokurizawa Onsen

Ueno (上野村, Ueno-mura) is a village located in Tano District of southwestern Gunma Prefecture in the northern Kantō region of Japan. As of February 2015, the village had an estimated population of 1,265 and a population density of 6.96 persons per km². Its total area was 181.85 km². The village has the lowest population density of any municipality in Japan.


Map of Ueno, Tano District, Gunma Prefecture, Japan


Ueno is located in the extreme southwestern portion of Gunma Prefecture, bordered by Saitama Prefecture to the south and Nagano Prefecture to the west.

  • Mountains
  • Mount Suwa
  • Mount Osutaka (1639m)
  • Mount Takamagahara (1979m)
  • Rivers
  • Kanna River
  • Surrounding municipalities

  • Gunma Prefecture
  • Nanmoku
  • Kanna
  • Saitama Prefecture
  • Chichibu
  • Ogano
  • Nagano Prefecture
  • Kawakami
  • Minamiaiki
  • Kitaaiki
  • Sakuho
  • History

    During the Edo period, the area of present-day Ueno was part of the tenryō territory administered directly by the Tokugawa shogunate in Kōzuke Province.

    Ueno village was established within Minamikanra District, Gunma Prefecture on April 1, 1889 with the creation of the municipalities system after the Meiji Restoration. In 1896, Minamikanra District was united with Midono and Tago Districts to create Tano District. On August 12, 1985, Japan Airlines Flight 123, heading from Haneda Airport to Itami Airport, crashed into an area within the Ueno Village limits, killing 520 people in the world's deadliest single-aircraft aviation accident.


    The economy of Ueno is heavily dependent on agriculture and forestry.


    Ueno has one elementary school and one middle school.


    Ueno is not served by any railway stations.


  • Japan National Route 299
  • Japan National Route 462
  • International relations

  •  ROC – Zhuolan, Miaoli, Taiwan
  • Local attractions

  • Ueno Dam
  • Ueno Sky Bridge
  • Shionosawa Onsen
  • References

    Ueno, Gunma Wikipedia

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