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View of Mount Aso from Minami-Aso
Location of Minamiaso in Kumamoto Prefecture
|• Mayor||Toshiya Nagano (since February 2005)|
|• Total||137.30 km2 (53.01 sq mi)|
|Population (December 31, 2009)|
|• Density||88/km2 (230/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Chamaecyparis obtusa|
|- Flower||Pieris japonica|
|- Bird||Emberiza cioides|
|Address||145-3 Kain, Minamiaso-mura, Aso-gun, Kumamoto-ken
Minamiaso was once three separate villages: Chōyō, Hakusui and Kugino. In 2005, it was decided that these villages would merge along with neighboring area Tateno to become Minamiaso village, which would stretch between Ozu and Takamori.
Due to declining birth rate, aging population and the opportunity to share administrative resources, discussions between the three villages (Chōyō, Hakusui and Kugino) began on April 1, 2003. The merger was complete on February 13, 2005.
- Tokai Agricultural University
- Kumamoto Seiryou High School
There are no public high schools in Minamiaso.
Junior High Schools
- Chōyō Junior High School
- Hakusui Junior High School
- Kugino Junior High School
- Tateno Elementary School
- Chōyō Elementary School
- West Chōyō Elementary School
- Nakamatsu Elementary School
- Hakusui Elementary School
- Ryouhei Elementary School
- Kugino Elementary School
Trains going to Ozu, Miyaji (Aso City) or non-express trains bound for Oita will stop at Tateno Station. Those trains bound for Ozu will end their journey there and connecting train will be waiting at the adjacent platform. A change will also need to be made at Tateno to the Minamiaso Tetsudou line, which is not a JR line so JR Rail Passes will not be valid. From Tateno to Chōyō (the first station in Minamiaso-mura) costs 230 yen.
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