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Nishigō Village Hall
Location of Nishigō in Fukushima Prefecture
|• Total||192.32 km2 (74.26 sq mi)|
|Population (November 2014)|
|• Density||103/km2 (270/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|• Tree||Quercus dentata|
|• Flower||Lysichiton camtschatcensis, rhododendron|
|• Bird||Green pheasant|
|Address||Kumakura Orikuchihara 40-banchi Nishigō-mura, Nishishirakawa-gun, Fukushima-ken 961-8091|
Nishigō (西郷村? Nishigō-mura) is a village located in Nishishirakawa District, Fukushima Prefecture, in northern Honshū, Japan. As of November 2014, the village had an estimated population of 19,774 and a population density of 103 persons per km2. The total area was 192.32 km2.
Nishigō is located in the flatlands of south-central Fukushima prefecture, bordered by Tochigi Prefecture to the south.
- Mountains: Sanbonyaridake (1916.9m)
- Rivers: Abukuma River
- Lakes: Nishigō Dam, Akasaka Dam
The area of present-day Nishigō was part of ancient Mutsu Province. The area was part of the holdings of Shirakawa Domain during the Edo period. After the Meiji Restoration, it was organized as part of Nakadōri region of Iwaki Province.
Modern Nishigō Village was formed on April 1, 1889 with the creation of the municipalities system.
Nishigō has a mixed economy of agriculture and light/precision manufacturing.
- Nishigō First Middle School
- Nishigō Second Middle School
- Kawatani Middle School
- Odakura Elementary School
- Kumakura Elementary School
- Yone Elementary School,
- Habuto Elementary School
- Kawatani Elementary School
Notable people from Nishigō
Media related to Nishigō, Fukushima at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (Japanese)