Ogano town office
Location of Ogano in Saitama Prefecture
|• Total||171.26 km2 (66.12 sq mi)|
|• Density||70.0/km2 (181/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
|- Flower||Shibateranthis pinnatifida|
|- Bird||Japanese bush warbler|
|Address||Ogano 89, Ogano-cho, Chichibu-gun, Saitama-ken 368-0192|
Ogano (小鹿野町 Ogano-machi) is a town located in Saitama Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 February 2016[update], the town had an estimated population of 11,987, and a population density of 70.0 persons per km². Its total area is 171.26 km². Parts of the town are within the borders of the Chichibu-Tama-Kai National Park.
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.
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.
Ogano is largely a bedroom community due to its proximity to the city of Chichibu.
Ogano has four elementary schools, four middle schools and one high school.
Ogano has no passenger rail service. The nearest station is Chichibu Station, in the neighboring city of Chichibu.
- Mount Ryōkami (one of the 100 Famous Japanese Mountains)
- Chichibu 34 Kannon Sanctuary
- Chichibu Muse Park
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