Daigo, Ibaraki

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Daigo
大子町
Town
Daigo town office
Daigo town office
Flag of Daigo
Flag
Official seal of Daigo
Seal
Location of Daigo in Ibaraki Prefecture
Location of Daigo in Ibaraki Prefecture
Daigo is located in Japan
Daigo
Daigo
 
Coordinates: 36°46′5.2″N 140°21′18.8″E / 36.768111°N 140.355222°E / 36.768111; 140.355222Coordinates: 36°46′5.2″N 140°21′18.8″E / 36.768111°N 140.355222°E / 36.768111; 140.355222
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Ibaraki Prefecture
District Kuji
Area
 • Total 325.76 km2 (125.78 sq mi)
Population (September 2015)
 • Total 17,980
 • Density 55.2/km2 (143/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Fagus crenata
- Flower Tea
- Bird Aix galericulata
Phone number 0295-72-1111
Address 866 Daigo, Daigo-machi, Kuji-gun, Ibaraki-ken 319-3526
Website Official website

Daigo (大子町?, Daigo-machi) is a town located in Kuji District, Ibaraki Prefecture, in the northern Kantō region of Japan. As of September 2015, the town had an estimated population of 17,980 and a population density of 55.2 persons per km². Its total area was 325.76 km².

Geography[edit]

Located in northwestern Ibaraki Prefecture, Daigo is bordered to the north by Fukushima Prefecture and to the west by Tochigi Prefecture. There are many onsen located in Daigo.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

Daigo village was created with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. It was elevated to town status on July 20, 1891. On March 31, 1955, the villages of Yorigami, Fururoda, Miyagawa, Kurosawa, Namase, Kamiogawa, Shimoogawa and Murotono merged with Daigo.

Economy[edit]

Education[edit]

  • Daigo has seven elementary schools, four middle schools and two high schools, along with one special education school.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

Noted people[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Daigo, Ibaraki at Wikimedia Commons