Kanose, Niigata

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Kanose (鹿瀬町, Kanose-machi) was a town in the Higashikanbara District, Niigata, Japan. In 2003, 2,753 people lived in the town. The total area was 257.69 km². The population density was 10.68 persons per km². In April 2005, Kanose joined three neighboring villages and the four villages beacme the town of Aga. In 1964, a chemical factory in the village released methyl mercury into the Agano River and caused Niigata Minamata disease.

Coordinates: 37°41′N 139°29′E / 37.683°N 139.483°E / 37.683; 139.483