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Chikuma is a city located in central Nagano Prefecture, in the Chūbu region of Japan., the city had an estimated population of 60,105 and a population density of 502 persons per km². Its total area was 119.79sqkm.GeographyChikuma is located in the Chikuma River valley, south of Nagano city, at the junction of the Joshin-etsu Expressway and the Nagano Expressway.Surrounding municipalitiesNagano Prefecture Nagano Ueda Omi Chikuhoku SakakiHistoryThe area of present-day Chikuma was part of ancient Shinano Province and has been settled since prehistoric times. The Mori Shogunzukakofun, a mountaintop keyhole tomb dating from near the end of the Kofun period is one of the latest of its type in eastern Japan. The area was part of the holdings of Matsushiro Domain during the Edo period, and also prospered from a series of post stations on the pilgrimage route to the famed Zenkō-ji temple. The modern city of Chikuma was founded on September 1, 2003 by the merger of the former city of Koshoku, the town of Kamiyamada (from Sarashina District), and the town of Togura (from Hanishina District).
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