Place:Nagano, Japan

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NameNagano
Alt namesNaganosource: Times Atlas of the World. Reprint ed. (1994) p 133
Nagano-kensource: Wikipedia
TypePrefecture
Coordinates36.0°N 138.0°E
Located inJapan
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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is a prefecture of Japan located in the Chūbu region of the island of Honshu. The capital is the city of Nagano. Due to the abundance of mountain ranges in this area, the land available for inhabitance is relatively limited.

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Nagano has some of the world`s most impressive highland areas, including most of the Kita-Alps Northern Alps, Chu-Alps, and Southern Alps, which extend into the neighboring prefectures. In addition to its natural scenic beautiy and rich history, dating back to the neolithic, Nagano was host to the 1998 Winter Olympics, which gained the prefecture international recognition as a world-class wintersport destination, and a Shinkansen line to Tokyo.

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