Ryūō, Shiga

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Ryūō
竜王町
Town
Location of Ryūō in Shiga Prefecture
Location of Ryūō in Shiga Prefecture
Ryūō is located in Japan
Ryūō
Ryūō
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°4′N 136°7′E / 35.067°N 136.117°E / 35.067; 136.117Coordinates: 35°4′N 136°7′E / 35.067°N 136.117°E / 35.067; 136.117
Country Japan
Region Kansai
Prefecture Shiga Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Kiyoji Yamaguchi (2004–present)
Area
 • Total 44.52 km2 (17.19 sq mi)
Population (February 2003)
 • Total 13,403
 • Density 300/km2 (780/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Pine
Address 3 Oguchi, Ryūō-chō, Gamō-gun, Shiga-ken
520-2592
Phone number 0748-58-3700
Website Town of Ryūō

Ryūō (竜王町 Ryūō-chō?) is a town located in Gamō District, Shiga Prefecture, Japan.

As of 2003, the town has an estimated population of 13,403 and a density of 301.06 persons per km². The total area is 44.52 km².

Geography[edit]

Ryūō is located in the center of Shiga. The Hino River and its 3 tributaries, Zenkōji-gawa, Sofu-gawa, and Sōshirō-gawa, run on the flat land between Mount Kagami on the West and Mount Yukino on the East. Hilly regions cover the southern area in and out of Ryūō.

  • Mountains: Kagami-yama (also called Western Ryūō-zan), Yukinoyama (also called Eastern Ryūō-zan)
  • Rivers: Hino, Zenkōji, Sofu, Sōshirō

Nearby cities[edit]

History[edit]

  • April 1, 1889
    • Kawamori (川守村), Iwai (岩井村), Yamanoue (山之上村), Hayashi (林村), Shō (庄村), Shinano (信濃村), Kayochō (駕輿丁村), Shima (島村), and Ayado (綾戸村) (all from Gamō District) merged to form Na (苗村).
    • Kagami (鏡村), Yamazura (山面村), Ukawa (鵜川村), Oguchi (小口村), Kuzushi (薬師村), Shichiri (七里村), Kawakami (川上村), Hashimoto (橋本村), Yuge (弓削村), Sue (須恵村), Nishikawa (西川村), Nishiyokozeki (西横関村), Yamanaka (山中村), and Okaya (岡屋村) (all from Gamō District) merged to form Kagamiyama (鏡山村).
  • April 29, 1955 — Kagamiyama and Na merged to form Ryūō.

Economy[edit]

Industry[edit]

  • Car Industry - Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd.
  • Industry Ratio
    • Farmer 6.3%
    • Industry 52.4%
    • Service 41.3%

Sister cities[edit]

Local[edit]

Education[edit]

Elementary Schools
  • Ryūō Elementary School
  • Ryūō-Nishi Elementary School
Junior High Schools
  • Ryūō Junior High School

Traffic[edit]

Railway[edit]

There are no railways in Ryūō. The nearest station is Shinohara Station, but many people find the Ōmi-Hachiman Station or Yasu Station to be more convenient.

Road[edit]

Toll Road
National Highway
Prefecture Route
  • Trunk Line
    • Pref. No. 13
    • Pref. No. 14
    • Pref. No. 22
  • General Line
    • Pref. No. 164
    • Pref. No. 165
    • Pref. No. 166
    • Pref. No. 176
    • Pref. No. 541

Bus[edit]

  • Ōmi Bus

External links[edit]

Media related to Ryūō, Shiga at Wikimedia Commons