Gojō, Nara

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Gojō
五條市
City
Gojo Shinmachi designated as Important Preservation Districts for Groups of Historic Buildings in Japan
Gojo Shinmachi designated as Important Preservation Districts for Groups of Historic Buildings in Japan
Flag of Gojō
Flag
Location of Gojō in Nara Prefecture
Location of Gojō in Nara Prefecture
Gojō is located in Japan
Gojō
Gojō
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°20′55″N 135°41′47″E / 34.34861°N 135.69639°E / 34.34861; 135.69639Coordinates: 34°20′55″N 135°41′47″E / 34.34861°N 135.69639°E / 34.34861; 135.69639
Country Japan
Region Kansai
Prefecture Nara Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Yoshinori Ota (since May 2011)
Area
 • Total 291.98 km2 (112.73 sq mi)
Population (May 31, 2011)
 • Total 35,380
 • Density 121.17/km2 (313.8/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Camphor Laurel
- Flower Chinese bellflower
Address 1-1-1 Honmachi, Gojō-shi, Nara-ken
637-8501
Phone number 0747-22-4001
Website City of Gojō

Gojō (五條市 Gojō-shi?) is a city located in Nara Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on October 15, 1957.

As of May 31, 2011, the city has an estimated population of 35,380, with 13,864 households and a population density of 121.17 persons per km². The total area is 291.98 km².

On September 25, 2005, the villages of Nishiyoshino and Ōtō (both from Yoshino District) were merged into Gojō.

Geography[edit]

Located in western Nara Prefecture, the Yoshino River flows through the city. It is surrounded mostly by mountains, although the city hall is located in a flat basin. Situated north of the city hall is Mount Kongō, at 1125 m. Persimmon is a major fruit crop in Gojō.[1]

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

Education[edit]

  • Primary Schools
    • Gojō Elementary School
    • Sakaaibe Elementary School
    • Nishiyoshino Elementary School
    • Makino Elementary School
    • Nohara Elementary School
    • Ootō Elementary School
    • Uchi Elementary School
    • Kitauchi Elementary School
    • Ada Elementary School
  • Junior High Schools
    • Gojō Junior High School
    • Gojōnishi Junior High School
    • Gojōhigashi Junior High School
    • Nishiyoshino Junior High School
    • Ootō Junior High School
    • Nohara Junior High School
  • High Schools
    • Gojō High School
    • Chiben Gakuen High School

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2005.Kangaeru Shakaika Chizu.Tokyo:Yotsuya-Ōtsuka Publishing, p.36

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