Location of Ogasawara Village in Tokyo Metropolis
|• Mayor||Kazuo Morishita|
|• Total||104.41 km2 (40.31 sq mi)|
|Population (January 2008)|
|• Density||26.5/km2 (69/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Screw pine|
|- Flower||Munin Himetsubaki (Schima mertensiana)|
|- Bird||Bonin White-eye|
|Address||Nishimachi, Chichi-jima, Ogasawara-mura, Tōkyō-to
Ogasawara (小笠原村 Ogasawara-mura?) is a village (rural municipality) in Ogasawara Subprefecture, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan, that governs the Bonin Islands, Volcano Islands and three remote islands (Nishinoshima, Minami Torishima and Okinotorishima).
The municipality consists of the following groups and single isolated islands:
- Bonin Islands (小笠原群島, Ogasawara Guntō) 73.00 km²
- Nishino shima (西之島, literally: Western Island, also: Rosario Island), a single isolated Island west of Hahajima rettō and north of the Volcano Islands, 0.29 km²
- Volcano Islands (火山列島, Kazan-rettō) 29.71 km²
- Okinotorishima (沖ノ鳥島 or 沖鳥島, literally: Remote Bird Island) 0.01 km²
- Minamitorishima (南鳥島, literally: Southern Bird Island, also: Marcus Island) 1.40 km²
The population of the municipality resides on Chichi-jima (pop. about 2300) and Haha-jima (pop. about 500). The administration and village hall is located in the village of Omura on Chichi-jima. Besides, there is an air base with 400 soldiers on Iwojima of the Volcano Islands.
- Ōmura (大村) on Chichijima
- Ōgimura-Fukurosawa (扇村袋沢村, -mura) on Chichijima
- Kitamura (北村) on Hahajima
- Okimura (沖村) on Hahajima
- Iōtō (硫黄島村, -mura) on Iwojima (Iōtō) (including all Volcano Islands)
- Ishinomura (east)
- Nishimura (west)
Ogasawara Village operates the island's public elementary and junior high schools.
- Japanese Wikipedia article of ja:関東地方#位置, retrieved on October 16, 2008.
- 伊豆・小笠原諸島における 情報通信インフラ整備状況の調査 (Survey on improvement conditions of telecommunication infrastructures in Izu-Ogasawara Islands), Kantō Bureau of Telecommunications, retrieved on October 16, 2008.
- "Historical Development" (in Japanese).
- Ogasawara Village (Japanese)
- The Bonin (Ogasawara) Islands Language and Culture Site
- Ogasawara Channel (Japanese)
- "Ogasawara subtropical moist forests". Terrestrial Ecoregions. World Wildlife Fund.
- National Archives of Japan: The faked map of 1752 mentioned in Hiroyuki Tanaka's 1998 article.
- Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Ogasawara-mura: maps/photos