Aishō, Shiga

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Aishō
愛荘町
Town
Flag of Aishō
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Location of Aishō in Shiga Prefecture
Location of Aishō in Shiga Prefecture
Aishō is located in Japan
Aishō
Aishō
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°10′N 136°13′E / 35.167°N 136.217°E / 35.167; 136.217Coordinates: 35°10′N 136°13′E / 35.167°N 136.217°E / 35.167; 136.217
Country Japan
Region Kansai
Prefecture Shiga Prefecture
District Echi
Government
 • Mayor Toshio Muranishi
Area
 • Total 37.98 km2 (14.66 sq mi)
Population (February 2007)
 • Total 19,829
 • Density 520/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Acer palmatum
- Flower Cherry blossom
Address 72, Echigawa, Aishō-chō, Echi-gun, Shiga-ken
529-1380
Phone number 0749-42-4111
Website Town of Aishō

Aishō (愛荘町 Aishō-chō?) is a town located in Echi District in eastern Shiga Prefecture, Japan.

The town was founded on February 13, 2006 when the towns of Echigawa and Hatashō merged. The name "Aishō" combines the first character in "Echigawa" (知川?) and the second character in "Hatashō" (?).

As of February 2007 the town has an estimated population of 19,829. The total area is 37.98 km².

Neighboring communities[edit]

The town borders the cities of Hikone and Higashiōmi and the towns of Kōra, Taga and Toyosato in Inukami District.

Sister city[edit]

External links[edit]

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