Nishigō, Fukushima

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Nishigō
西郷村
Village
Location of Nishigō in Fukushima Prefecture
Location of Nishigō in Fukushima Prefecture
Nishigō is located in Japan
Nishigō
Nishigō
Location in Japan
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
Area
 • Total 192.32 km2 (74.26 sq mi)
Population (2003)
 • Total 19,340
 • Density 100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Website Village of Nishigō

Nishigō (西郷村 Nishigō-mura?) is a village located in Nishishirakawa District, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.

As of 2003, the village has an estimated population of 19,340 and a density of 100.56 persons per km². The total area is 192.32 km².

Nishigo has three junior high schools: Nishigo First Jr. High School, Nishigo Second Jr. High School, and Kawatani Jr. High school as well as five elementary schools: Odakura Elementary School, Kumakura Elementary School, Yone Elementary School, Habuto Elementary School, and Kawatani Elementary School.

Nishigo is also one of the smallest towns in Japan to have a Shinkansen (bullet train) station, located at Shin-Shirakawa (new Shirakawa) on the Tōhoku branch. This train travels from Tokyo to Sendai with stops at: Tokyo, Ueno, Ōmiya, Oyama, Utsunomiya, Nasushiobara, Shin-Shirakawa, Kōriyama, Fukushima City, and Sendai.

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