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Iiyama

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Iiyama is a city located in northern Nagano Prefecture, in the Chūbu region of Japan., the city had an estimated population of 20,989 and a population density of 104 persons per km². Its total area was 202.43sqkm. It markets itself as "Japan's Hometown" and is known as the "little Kyoto of Snow Country".GeographyIiyama is located in the mountainous far northern portion of Nagano Prefecture, and is bordered by Niigata Prefecture to the north. The area is known for severe winters with heavy snowfall. The Chikuma River (the longest river in Japan) runs through the centre of the area and becomes known as the Shinano River when it passes into Niigata Prefecture.Surrounding municipalitiesNagano Prefecture Nakano Kijimadaira Nozawaonsen Shinano Sakae Myōkō JōetsuEconomyThe economy of Iiyama is primarily agricultural, with seasonal tourism to its ski resorts and hot springs making a major contribution. The TV and electronics manufacturer Iiyama was founded in the city in 1972, although, after a series of mergers, the company is no longer headquartered there. The old office continues to be used as a manufacturing centre for Iiyama's parent company, Mouse Computer.
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