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Nagano, Nagano

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Zenkoji, ancient temple in Nagano

Nagano (長野市) is the capital city of Nagano Prefecture, situated near the junction of the Chikuma River and the Sai River on the island of Honshu, Japan.

As of 2003, the city has an estimated population of 361,221 with a density of 893.34 persons per km. The total land area is 404.35 km.

Nagano was the host city to the 1998 Winter Olympics.

A famous 7th century Buddhist temple, Zenkoji, is located here. The origin of Nagano was a small town around it.

The city was founded on April 1, 1897.

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