Location of Aishō in Shiga Prefecture
|• Mayor||Toshio Muranishi|
|• Total||37.98 km2 (14.66 sq mi)|
|Population (February 2007)|
|• Density||520/km2 (1,400/sq mi)|
|• Tree||Acer palmatum|
|• Flower||Cherry blossom|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|City hall address||72, Echigawa, Aishō-chō, Echi-gun, Shiga-ken
The town was founded on February 13, 2006 when the towns of Echigawa and Hatashō merged. The name "Aishō" combines the first character in "Echigawa" (愛知川?) and the second character in "Hatashō" (秦荘?).
As of February 2007 the town has an estimated population of 19,829. The total area is 37.98 km².
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