Aso, Kumamoto

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Aso in 2012
Aso in 2012
Flag of Aso
Location of Aso in Kumamoto Prefecture
Location of Aso in Kumamoto Prefecture
Aso is located in Japan
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
Country Japan
Region Kyushu
Prefecture Kumamoto Prefecture
 • Mayor Yoshioki Sato (since March 2005)
 • Total 376.25 km2 (145.27 sq mi)
Population (March 31, 2011)
 • Total 28,931
 • Density 77/km2 (200/sq mi)
 • Tree Azalea
 • Flower Gentiana scabra
 • Bird Green pheasant
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address Ichinomiya Miyaji 504-1, Aso City Kumamoto Prefecture (熊本県阿蘇市一の宮町宮地504番地1)

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, 2011, the city has an estimated population of 28,931, with 11,000 households and a population density of 76.89 persons per km2. The total area is 376.25 km2.

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).

External links[edit]

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