Aso, Kumamoto

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Aso
阿蘇市
City
Aso in 2012
Aso in 2012
Flag of Aso
Flag
Official seal of Aso
Emblem
Location of Aso in Kumamoto Prefecture
Location of Aso in Kumamoto Prefecture
Aso is located in Japan
Aso
Aso
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 32°56′54″N 131°07′26″E / 32.94833°N 131.12389°E / 32.94833; 131.12389Coordinates: 32°56′54″N 131°07′26″E / 32.94833°N 131.12389°E / 32.94833; 131.12389
CountryJapan
RegionKyushu
PrefectureKumamoto Prefecture
Government
 • MayorYoshioki Sato (since March 2005)
Area
 • Total376.25 km2 (145.27 sq mi)
Population (March 31, 2017)
 • Total27,039
 • Density72/km2 (190/sq mi)
Symbols
 • TreeAzalea
 • FlowerGentiana scabra
 • BirdGreen pheasant
Time zoneUTC+9 (JST)
City hall addressIchinomiya Miyaji 504-1, Aso City Kumamoto Prefecture (熊本県阿蘇市一の宮町宮地504番地1)
869-2695
WebsiteAso City official website (in Japanese)

Aso (阿蘇市, Aso-shi) is a city located in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan.

The modern city of Aso was established on February 11, 2005, from the merger of the former town of Aso, absorbing the town of Ichinomiya, and the village of Namino (all from Aso District).

As of March 31, 2017, the city has an estimated population of 27,039, with 11,355 households[1] and a population density of 72 persons per km2. The total area is 376.25 km2.

The source of the Kikuchi River is located in the city.[2]

Places of interest[edit]

Mount Aso and Cable car
Aso City Hall

Fictional characters born in Aso[edit]

Misae Nohara (born in Aso, Kumamoto, née Koyama).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official website of Aso City" (in Japanese). Japan: Aso City. Retrieved 30 April 2017.
  2. ^ Okamura, Maya; Minagawa, Tomoko (2016). "Historical and Physical Evaluation of Floodplain Habitats in The River Channel of the Kikuchi River" (PDF). 11th International Symposium on Ecohydraulics (ISE 2016). Engineers Australia: 91–98. ISBN 9780734053398.

External links[edit]

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