Tōgane, Chiba

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Tōgane
東金市
City
Flag of Tōgane
Flag
Coat of arms of Tōgane
Coat of arms
Location of Tōgane in Chiba Prefecture
Location of Tōgane in Chiba Prefecture
Tōgane is located in Japan
Tōgane
Tōgane
Location of Tōgane in Chiba Prefecture
Coordinates: 35°34′N 140°22′E / 35.567°N 140.367°E / 35.567; 140.367Coordinates: 35°34′N 140°22′E / 35.567°N 140.367°E / 35.567; 140.367
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Chiba Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Naohara Shiga (since April 1998)
Area
 • Total 89.34 km2 (34.49 sq mi)
Population (April 2012)
 • Total 60,964
 • Density 682/km2 (1,770/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Rakan Maki
- Flower Yoshino Sakura
Phone number 0475(50)1111
Address 1-1 Higashi-Iwasaki, Tōgane-shi, Chiba-ken 283-8511
Website City of Tōgane HP
Tōgane City Hall (Dec 11, 2011)

Tōgane (東金市 Tōgane-shi?) is a city located in Chiba Prefecture, Japan.

As of April 2012, the city has an estimated population of 60,964 and a population density of 682 persons per km². The total area is 89.34 km².

Tōgane is home to the Kurenai-kai School of Japanese embroidery, which produces handmade obi and kimono in the traditional Japanese style.

Geography[edit]

Tōgane is located in north-center of the Bōsō Peninsula.

Surrounding Municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

Tōgane was founded on April 1, 1889 as part of Sanbe District, Chiba Prefecture. Sanbe District became Sanbu District on April 1, 1897. The town expanded on April 1, 1953 through annexation of the neighboring villages of Okayama, Masaki, Toyonari, Kohei and a portion of the village of Yamato. It was elevated to city status on April 1, 1954 after further expansion through annexation of parts of the neighboring villages of Hara and Fukuoka.

Economy[edit]

Tōgane is known for strawberry picking in February and March. Strawberries are grown in greenhouses. Because there is not much industry remaining in some rural areas of Japan like Tōgane, antique markets are gaining popularity as old farmhouses are torn down.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Education[edit]

Sister city relations[edit]

Noted people from Tōgane[edit]

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