Nishigō, Fukushima

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Nishigō
西郷村
Village
Nishigō Village Hall
Nishigō Village Hall
Flag of Nishigō
Flag
Official seal of Nishigō
Seal
Location of Nishigō in Fukushima Prefecture
Location of Nishigō in Fukushima Prefecture
Nishigō is located in Japan
Nishigō
Nishigō
 
Coordinates: 37°8′31″N 140°9′19″E / 37.14194°N 140.15528°E / 37.14194; 140.15528Coordinates: 37°8′31″N 140°9′19″E / 37.14194°N 140.15528°E / 37.14194; 140.15528
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Fukushima Prefecture
District Nishishirakawa District
Area
 • Total 192.32 km2 (74.26 sq mi)
Population (November 2014)
 • Total 19,774
 • Density 103/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City symbols  
• Tree Quercus dentata
• Flower Lysichiton camtschatcensis, rhododendron
• Bird Green pheasant
Phone number 0248-52-2111
Address Kumakura Orikuchihara 40-banchi Nishigō-mura, Nishishirakawa-gun, Fukushima-ken 961-8091
Website Official HP

Nishigō (西郷村 Nishigō-mura?) is a village located in Nishishirakawa District, Fukushima Prefecture, in northern Honshū, Japan. As of November 2014, the village had an estimated population of 19,774 and a population density of 103 persons per km2. The total area was 192.32  km2.

Geography[edit]

Nishigō is located in the flatlands of south-central Fukushima prefecture, bordered by Tochigi Prefecture to the south.

  • Mountains: Sanbonyaridake (1916.9m)
  • Rivers: Abukuma River
  • Lakes: Nishigō Dam, Akasaka Dam

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area of present-day Nishigō was part of ancient Mutsu Province. The area was part of the holdings of Shirakawa Domain during the Edo period. After the Meiji Restoration, it was organized as part of Nakadōri region of Iwaki Province.

Modern Nishigō Village was formed on April 1, 1889 with the creation of the municipalities system.

Economy[edit]

Nishigō has a mixed economy of agriculture and light/precision manufacturing.

Education[edit]

  • Nishigō First Middle School
  • Nishigō Second Middle School
  • Kawatani Middle School
  • Odakura Elementary School
  • Kumakura Elementary School
  • Yone Elementary School,
  • Habuto Elementary School
  • Kawatani Elementary School

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Notable people from Nishigō[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Nishigō, Fukushima at Wikimedia Commons