Agano, Niigata

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Agano
阿賀野市
City
Agano City Hall
Agano City Hall
Flag of Agano
Flag
Official seal of Agano
Seal
Location of Agano in Niigata
Location of Agano in Niigata
Agano is located in Japan
Agano
Agano
 
Coordinates: 37°50′4″N 139°13′34″E / 37.83444°N 139.22611°E / 37.83444; 139.22611Coordinates: 37°50′4″N 139°13′34″E / 37.83444°N 139.22611°E / 37.83444; 139.22611
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Kōshin'etsu) (Hokuriku)
Prefecture NIigata
Government
 • - Mayor Kiyoyoshi Tanaka (since April 2012)
Area
 • Total 192.74 km2 (74.42 sq mi)
Population (June 2016)
 • Total 42,993
 • Density 223/km2 (580/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols  
• Tree Sakura
• Flower Cosmos
• Bird Swan
Phone number 0250-62-2510
Address 10-15 Okayama, Agano-shi, Niigata-ken 959-2092
Website www.city.agano.niigata.jp
Central Suibara, center of Agano city

Agano (阿賀野市 Agano-shi?) is a city located in north-central Niigata Prefecture, in the Hokuriku region of Japan. As of 1 June 2016, the city had an estimated population of 42,993 and a population density of 223 persons per km². Its total area was 192.74 square kilometres (74.42 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Agano is located in an inland region of north-central Niigata Prefecture. As the city name implies, the Agano River flows through the city. The highest elevation is the summit of Mount Gozu at 912 meters.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area of present-day Agano was part of ancient Echigo Province. The modern city of Agano was established on April 1, 2004, from the merger of the towns of Suibara and Yasuda, and the villages of Kyōgase and Sasakami (all from Kitakanbara District).

Education[edit]

Agano has eleven public elementary schools and four public middle schools. There is one public high school, and also one special education school.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

Lake Hyōko with overwintering swans
  • Lake Hyōko (Ramsar site)
  • Mount Gozu
  • Gozu onsen area (五頭温泉郷 Gozu onsen gō?)
    • Deyu onsen (出湯温泉?)
    • Murasugi onsen (村杉温泉?)
    • Imaita onsen (今板温泉?)
  • Suntopia World amusement park (サントピアワールド?)

Local foods[edit]

External links[edit]