Minamiuonuma City


November 28, 2021

Minami Uonuma City is a city located in the Chuetsu region of Niigata prefecture. It was born by the merger of three towns in Minami Uonuma District (Muikamachi, Taiwa Town, Shiozawa Town) due to the great merger of Heisei. The city hall is located in Muikamachi.



Basin Uonuma Basin Mountains / Hills Echigo Mountains Mikuni Mountains Uonuma Hill Mountain Uonuma Komagatake, Nakanodake, Hachikaiyama, Makihatayama, Ushigatake, Waribikidake, Komineyama, Yufuneyama, Mukuroyama, Kinjozan, Shimotsugawayama, Ubasawadake, Sakadoyama, Mt. Uono River, Mikuni River, Udasawa River, Mizunashi River, Togawa, Futakosawa River, Nishitani Gogawa, Ichinosawa River, Kanji River, Ubasawa River, Takatana River, Komatsuzawa River, Kitanoiri River, Kushikawa, Sanyogawanuma Mikuni River Dam, Omatsunoike Biosphere Reserve Minakami UNESCO Eco Park National Park Joshinetsu Kogen National Park Prefectural Natural Park Uonuma Mountain Range Prefectural Natural Park . . .


It is one of the most heavy snowfall areas in Japan. It is designated as a special heavy snowfall area under the Act on Special Measures for Heavy Snowfall Areas, and snow depths exceeding 2 m are often seen even in urban areas. Depending on the year, the snow depth may be close to 3 m.

Adjacent municipalities

* From north to west Uonuma City Tokamachi City Yuzawa Town, Minami Uonuma District Minakami Town, Tone District, Gunma Prefecture


2004 (2004) -November 1, Muikamachi, Minamiuonuma-gun and Taiwa-cho merged, and the city system was enforced. The population after the merger is about 42,000. The city name is based on the results of open recruitment for residents of both towns, based on "being able to image the area geographically", "being associated with the history and culture of the area", and "being familiar and familiar to the local residents". After narrowing down to 5 candidates, it was further examined and it was selected that it is located in the southern part of the Uonuma area and that it is derived from the name of the county as it is. In addition, the number of applications for names in the open call for participants was the largest for "Hachikai", followed by "Minami Uonuma" (hereinafter, "Uono", "Snow Country", and "Uono River"). 2005 (2005) -April 1, commissioned a corporate location promotion member according to the Minami Uonuma City Corporate Location Promotion Project Implementation Guidelines. On October 1, Shiozawa Town, Minami Uonuma District will be incorporated. The population after the merger is 63,329. October 5th, merger commemorative ceremony held (citizen hall) October 23, city council member election (constant 30 people) On November 6th, the 1st Minami Uonuma City Longitudinal Ekiden Race Tournament was held. 2006 (Heisei 18) -On January 11, the "Heavy Snow Disaster Countermeasures Headquarters" was established due to heavy snowfall. On March 31, the first comprehensive plan was formulated and the city handbook was published. June 27, Minami Uonuma sightseeing TV distribution started (Internet TV) On October 1, the full-scale installation of Yamato Smart IC was decided. On October 10, the welfare center "Shirayuri" opens. 2007 (Heisei 19) -In March, a lively citizen health promotion plan was formulated. On March 1, Niigata Prefecture's Medical Care for the Elderly for the Elderly was established. On March 31, the Minami Uonuma City Gender Equality Plan was formulated. On April 1, the organizational structure reform (introduction of the main office system and department system) and the Minami Uonuma Citizens Charter were enacted. Minami Uonuma City Fire Department is born. On April 27, the NHK drama "Heaven and Earth" will be broadcast. On June 25, the Taiga drama "Heaven and Earth People" Minami Uonuma Executive Committee was established. July 16th, 10:13 "Niigata Chuetsu-oki Earthquake" occurred, dispatched staff to Kashiwazaki City from 19th (84 people in total) On November 1, Yamato Transport Tokyo branch office "Minami Uonuma Call Center" started operations at Shiozawa Government Building. On November 23, the operation of a part of the Rokukamachi Bypass started. 2008 (Heisei 20) -January 1, the Tenchijin Promotion Secretariat was established. On April 1, the medical system for the elderly aged 75 or over started. Special Education Zone has started, and "International Department" has been newly established at 5 elementary schools in the city. Outsourced business management to an NPO corporation for after-school care. July 17th-20th, the 32nd All Japan City Tennis Tournament will be held (

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