Ando, Nara

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Ando
安堵町
Town
Flag of Ando
Flag
Official seal of Ando
Symbol
Location of Ando in Nara Prefecture
Location of Ando in Nara Prefecture
Ando is located in Japan
Ando
Ando
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°36′N 135°45′E / 34.600°N 135.750°E / 34.600; 135.750Coordinates: 34°36′N 135°45′E / 34.600°N 135.750°E / 34.600; 135.750
Country Japan
Region Kansai
Prefecture Nara Prefecture
District Ikoma
Area
 • Total 4.33 km2 (1.67 sq mi)
Population (April 1, 2017)
 • Total 7,523
 • Density 1,700/km2 (4,500/sq mi)
Symbols
 • Tree Ilex integra
 • Flower Dianthus
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address 958 Higashi-ando, Ando-chō, Ikoma-gun, Nara-ken
639-1095
Website www.town.ando.nara.jp

Ando (安堵町, Ando-chō) is a town located in Ikoma District, Nara Prefecture, Japan.

As of April 1, 2017, the town has an estimated population of 7,523 and 3,395 households.[1] The density is 1700 persons per km², and the total area is 4.33 km².[citation needed]

Geography[edit]

Located in the northwestern portion of Nara Prefecture, it is a relatively small town situated close to the center of the Nara Basin. The Tomio River and Yamato River flow through Ando.

History[edit]

  • 1889 - Five villages are merged in Heguri District, creating Ando village.
  • 1896 - Heguri District is united by Soejimo District, creating Ikoma District.
  • 1986 - Ando village is renamed Ando town.

Education[edit]

Places of note[edit]

  • Ando Cultural Museum
  • Tomimoto Kenichi Memorial Museum
  • Nakake House

Transportation[edit]

Rail[edit]

West Japan Railway Company's Kansai Main Line (Yamatoji Line) passes through Ando. However, no stations are found in the town.

Road[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official website of Ando Town" (in Japanese). Japan: Ando Town. Retrieved 24 April 2017. 

External links[edit]