Ōno City Hall
Location of Ōno in Fukui Prefecture
|• - Mayor||Shiho Ishiyama (since July 2018)|
|• Total||872.43 km2 (336.85 sq mi)|
|Population (July 2018)|
|• Density||39/km2 (100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|Address||1-1 Tenjincho, Ōno-shi, Fukui-ken 912-8666|
Ōno (おおのし Ōno-shi) is a city located in Fukui Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 July 2018[update], the city had an estimated population of 33,640 in 11,747 households and the population density of 39 persons per km². The total area of the city was 872.43 square kilometres (336.85 sq mi). The town is encircled by a ring of mountains and the only way in or out is via tunnels or mountain roads.
Ōno is located in mountainous northeastern Fukui Prefecture, bordered by Ishikawa Prefecture to the north and Gifu Prefecture to the east and south. The city is geographically the largest municipality in Fukui Prefecture, occupying one fifth of the prefecture's territory. The Kuzuryū River flows through the city. Parts of the city are within the borders of Hakusan National Park.
- Fukui Prefecture
- Ishikawa Prefecture
- Gifu Prefecture
Ōno has a Humid climate (Köppen Cfa) characterized by warm, wet summers and cold winters with heavy snowfall. The average annual temperature in Ōno is 13.1 °C. The average annual rainfall is 2385 mm with September as the wettest month.The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 26.0 °C, and lowest in January, at around 1.0 °C.
Per Japanese census data, the population of Ōno has been in decline over the past 40 years.
Ōno is part of ancient Echizen Province. During the Edo period, Ōno developed as the castle town of Ōno Domain. Following the Meiji restoration, it was organised into part of Ōno District in Fukui Prefecture. Much of the old town of Ōno was destroyed in a fire on April 8, 1888. With the establishment of the modern municipalities system on April 1, 1889. the town of Ōno was established. Ōno merged with the villages of Shimosho, Kamisho, Goka, Sakadani, Tomida, Inuigawa and Oyama and was raised to city status on July 1, 1954. Ōno annexed the neighbouring village of Nishitani on July 1, 1970. On November 7, 2005, the village of Izumi was merged into Ōno.
The economy of Ōno is mixed, with agriculture, forestry and seasonal tourism playing prominent roles.
Ōno has ten public elementary schools and five middle schools operated by the city government, and two public high schools operated by the Fukui Prefectural Board of Education.
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- Media related to Ōno, Fukui at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (in Japanese)
- Ōno, Fukui travel guide from Wikivoyage
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