- Shiojiri, Nagano
Infobox City Japan
February 1, 2006
Mayor= Toshiyuki Oguchi
CityHallAddress= 3-3 Daimon Nanabanmachi, Shiojiri-shi, Nagano-ken
CityHallLink= [http://www.city.shiojiri.nagano.jp/ City of Shiojiri]
Municipal Area Changes
April 1, 1927-The village of Shiojiri gained town status.
April 1, 1959-The city was founded when the town of Shiojiri merged with the villages of Kataoka, Hirooka, Munaga, and Chikumachi.
April 1, 1960-The city lost Kitauchida area (excluding Gakenoyu) to the city of Matsumoto.
April 1, 1961-The city lost Gakenoyu area to the city of Matsumoto.
June 28, 1961-The city absorbed the village of Araiba.
May 1, 1968-Nishichikuma District changed their name to Kiso District.
April 1, 1982-The city surrendered parts of Araiba (eastside of airport) to the city of Matsumoto.
April 1, 2005-The city absorbed the village of Narakawa from Kiso District.
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* : [http://www.mishawakacity.com/ The city of Mishawaka website]
Shiojiri is a minor transport hub for central Japan, as it sits at the junction of road and rail routes to
Nagano, Nagoya, and Tokyo. The Chūō Main Line, Chūō Expressway, and Nagano Expresswayall run through Shiojiri.
Shiojiri is the location of the Hiraide ruins, one of the three largest ancient ruins in Japan. Artifacts from the
Jōmon periodthrough the Heian periodhave been discovered there, as well as the remains of 47 ancient dwellings.
* [http://www.city.shiojiri.nagano.jp/ Shiojiri official website] in Japanese
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