Shiojiri, Nagano

Shiojiri, Nagano

Infobox City Japan
Name= Shiojiri
JapaneseName= 塩尻市

Region= Chūbu
Prefecture= Nagano
Area_km2= 290.18
PopDate= February 1, 2006
Population= 68,231
Density_km2= 235.17
Coords= coord|36|7|N|137|57|E|display=inline,title|region:JP_type:city
Tree= Taxus cuspidata
Flower= Chinese bellflower

Mayor= Toshiyuki Oguchi
CityHallPostalCode= 399-0786
CityHallAddress= 3-3 Daimon Nanabanmachi, Shiojiri-shi, Nagano-ken
CityHallPhone= 0263-52-0280
CityHallLink= [ City of Shiojiri]

nihongo|Shiojiri|塩尻市|Shiojiri-shi is a city located in Nagano, Japan.


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.

ister Cities

Within Japan

* Itoigawa, Niigata
* Minamiizu, Shizuoka


* Mishawaka, Indiana, United States
* : [ 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 Expressway all run through Shiojiri.

Tourist Attractions

Shiojiri is the location of the Hiraide ruins, one of the three largest ancient ruins in Japan. Artifacts from the Jōmon period through the Heian period have been discovered there, as well as the remains of 47 ancient dwellings.

External links

* [ Shiojiri official website] in Japanese

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