Geographic Location

Geographic Location Located in the central part of Ishikawa prefecture,
Uchinada boasts a dune-laden environment situated
directly between the Kaga and Noto regions,
bordered by the Sea of Japan to the west and
the Kahoku Lagoon to the east. It is neighbored by
Kahoku city to the north and Kanazawa city to the south.

The East Longitude:…136°38'53"1250
The North Latitude:…36°39'1"7714
Maximum elevation above sea level:…58.51m
East-west span:…2.9km
North-south span…9.0km

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Geographical Features

Geographical Features Uchinada sits in a typical seaside sand-dune environment,
lacking any major mountains or rivers, with an average
elevation of 20 meters. The highest point of elevation
reaches 58.51 meters, with a dynamic landscape formed
by the constant forming and reforming of sand dunes,
both new and old.

Geographical Area

Total area: 20.33 square kilometers


Total population: 26,911 (as of 3/2015)

Uchinada's population rose to 10,000 in 1969,
exceeding 20,000 in 1979, and is continuing to rise currently.


Uchinada's History and Development

The Uchinada Battle
The Uchinada Battle
Remains of earthenware pots found in the sand dunes
of Uchinada tell stories of humans living in the area
since the Jomon period.Settling down at the area has
continued since the middle ages, but the name
"Uchinada" did not appear upon the stage of Japanese
history until 1952, with the occurrence of the United
States Military Firing Ground Condemnation Conflict.
The condemnation and opposition activities associated
with this conflict were referred to as
"The Uchinada Battle," which continued until the
complete withdrawal of the United States occupation
in 1957. Stagnation in the fishing industry, a major
source of life support for the townspeople, led to the
development of an agricultural promotion policy and
the execution of the Kahoku Lagoon Land Reclamation
Project. Uchinada was officially established as a town
in 1962, and with the ensuing changes to its industrial
structure, the town has continued to be vitalized by
its domestic industrial fiber industry, and the development
of residential areas has continued to rise.