Aitō, Shiga

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Aitō (愛東町, Aitō-chō) was a town located in Echi District, Shiga Prefecture, Japan. "Aitō" means "eastern Echi".

As of 2003, the town had an estimated population of 5,826 and a density of 142.48 persons per km². The total area was 40.89 km².

On February 11, 2005, Aitō, along with the city of Yōkaichi, the towns of Eigenji and Gokashō (both from Kanzaki District), and the town of Kotō (also from Echi District), was merged to create the city of Higashiōmi.