Ena, Gifu


Ena, Gifu

Infobox City Japan
Name = Ena
JapaneseName = 恵那市
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Region = Chūbu
Prefecture = Gifu
Area_km2 = 504.19
PopDate = March 2008
Population = 56,428
Density_km2 = 109
Coords = coord|35|27|N|137|25|E|region:JP_type:city
Tree = Red Maple
Flower = Sasayuri
Bird =
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SymbolDescription =
Mayor = Yoshiaki Kachi
CityHallPostalCode = 509-7292
CityHallAddress = 1-1-1 Shoge, Osashima-chō, Ena-shi, Gifu-ken
CityHallPhone = 0573-26-2111
CityHallLink = [http://www.city.ena.gifu.jp/ City of Ena]

nihongo|Ena|恵那市|Ena-shi is a city located in the Tōnō region of Gifu Prefecture, Japan. As of March 31, 2007, the city has an estimated population of 56,428 and a density of 109 persons per km². The total area is 504.19 km².

The city was originally founded on April 1, 1954, but it was enlarged on October 25, 2004, when four towns and a village from the former Ena District merged into the city. The municipalities participating in this merger were: Akechi, Iwamura, Kamiyahagi, Kushihara, and Yamaoka.

Geography

*Mountains: Mount Kasagi, Mount Hoko, Mount Yūdachi, Mount Byōbu, Mount Yake, Mount Mitsumori
*Rivers: Kiso River, Agi River, Kamiya River, Kamimura River, Toki River, Ori River
*Lakes: Ena Gorge, Lake Hokono, Lake Agigawa, Lake Okuyahagi, Lake Origawa

Areas

*Ōi-chō (大井町)
*Osashima-chō (長島町)
*Takenami-chō (武並町)
*Misato-chō (三郷町)
*Kasagi-chō (笠置町)
*Iiji-chō (飯地町)
*Nakanoho-chō (中野方町)
*Higashino (東野)
*Iwamura-chō (岩村町)
*Yamaoka-chō (山岡町)
*Akechi-chō (明智町)
*Kamiyahagi-chō (上矢作町)
*Kushihara (串原)

Education

*Ena High School
*Gifu Prefectural Ena Agricultural High School
*Iwamura Senior High School (Gifu Prefectural Akechi Commercial High School and Iwamura Senior High School is an integrated high school.)

Transportation

Railway

*Chūō Main Line (JR Tokai): Takenami Station - Ena Station
*Akechi Line (Akechi Railroad): Ena Station - Higashino Station - Iinuma Station (Nakatsugawa, Gifu) - Agi Station (Nakatsugawa) - Iibama Station - Iwamura Station - Hanashiro Station - Yamaoka Station - Noshi Station - Akechi Station

Roads

Expressway

*Chūō Expressway: Ena IC - Enakyo SA

Japan national routes

*Japan National Route 19
*Japan National Route 257
*Japan National Route 363
*Japan National Route 418

Roadside stations

*Road Station "Rassei Misato" Soba Making
*Road Station "Kamiyahagi La Foret Fukuju no Sato"
*Road Station "Obaachan-ichi/Yamaoka"

Public facilities

Hospitals and clinics

*Ena Municipal Hospital
*Kamiyahagi Hospital

Other

*Ena Police Station
*Ena Synthesis Center

Facilities

uper markets

*Valor (Ena, Akechi, Iwamura)
*Uny (Ena)

Ena radio switching offices

*Gifu Radio (JOZF・1431kHz, 500W) formally 1485kHz, 100W
*Tōkai region Radio (JOSF・801kHz, 100W)

Famous people from Ena

*Kiyohiro Araki (member of the House of Councilors)
*Yoshitaka Furuya (politician)
*Kazuo Nagano (chairman of Toyoto Shouji)
*Issai Satou (Confucian scholar)
*Utako Shimoda (founder of Jissen Women's Educational Institute)
*Housui Yamamoto (painter)
*Manabu Miyoshi (botanist)
*Katsushi Katsukawa (cartoonist)
*Mai Miyajima (actress)

Famous, historic and sightseeing locations

*Nakasendō Ōi-juku
*Hiroshige Museum of Art, Ena
*Ena Gorge
*Japan Water Agency Agigawa Dam
*Iwamura Castle Ruins
*Nihon Taisho Mura
*Sasayuri no Yu
*Yahagi Dam and Reservoir
*Mongol Village

External links

* [http://www.city.ena.gifu.jp/ Ena official website] in Japanese


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