Ogano, Saitama

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Ogano
小鹿野町
Town
Ogano town office
Ogano town office
Flag of Ogano
Flag
Official seal of Ogano
Seal
Location of Ogano in Saitama Prefecture
Location of Ogano in Saitama Prefecture
Ogano is located in Japan
Ogano
Ogano
 
Coordinates: 36°1′1.6″N 139°0′30.9″E / 36.017111°N 139.008583°E / 36.017111; 139.008583Coordinates: 36°1′1.6″N 139°0′30.9″E / 36.017111°N 139.008583°E / 36.017111; 139.008583
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Saitama Prefecture
District Chichibu
Area
 • Total 171.26 km2 (66.12 sq mi)
Population (February 2016)
 • Total 11,987
 • Density 70.0/km2 (181/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Acer
- Flower Shibateranthis pinnatifida
- Bird Japanese bush warbler
Phone number 0494-75-1221
Address Ogano 89, Ogano-cho, Chichibu-gun, Saitama-ken 368-0192
Website Official website

Ogano (小鹿野町 Ogano-machi?) is a town located in Chichibu District, Saitama Prefecture, in the central Kantō region of Japan. As of 1 February 2016, the town had an estimated population of 11,987 and a population density of 70.0 persons per km². Its total area was 171.26 km². Parts of the town are within the borders of the Chichibu-Tama-Kai National Park.

Geography[edit]

Ogano is located in the mountainous far western Saitama Prefecture, surrounded by the city of Chichibu on the north, east and south and by Gunma Prefecture to the west.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The town of Ogano was created within Chichibu District, Saitama with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889, and annexed the neighboring village of Nagawaka on April 1, 1955, followed by the villages of Mitagawa and Kurao on March 31, 1956. On October 1, 2005 the village of Ryōkami was merged into Ogano.

Economy[edit]

Ogano is largely a bedroom community due to its proximity to the city of Chichibu.

Education[edit]

Ogano has four elementary schools, four middle schools and one high school.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Ogano has no passenger rail service. The nearest station is Chichibu Station, in the neighboring city of Chichibu.

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

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