Ogasa, Shizuoka

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Ogasa
小笠町
Former municipality
Flag of Ogasa
Flag
Official seal of Ogasa
Emblem
Location of Ogasa in Shizuoka Prefecture
Location of Ogasa in Shizuoka Prefecture
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Tōkai)
Prefecture Shizuoka Prefecture
District Ogasa
Merged January 17, 2005
(now part of Kikugawa)
Area
 • Total 30.36 km2 (11.72 sq mi)
Population (April 1, 2005)
 • Total 15,968
 • Density 526/km2 (1,360/sq mi)
Symbols
 • Tree Podocarpaceae
 • Flower Rhododendron
Time zone UTC+9 (JST)

Ogasa (小笠町, Ogasa-chō) was a town located in Ogasa District, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.

At the time of its merger, the town has an estimated population of 15,968 and a density of 526 persons per km². The total area is 30.36 km². The main agricultural products of the area include green tea, aloe and blueberries. The nearest train station was Kikugawa Station on the Tōkaidō Main Line.

On January 17, 2005, Ogasa, along with the former town of Kikugawa (also from Ogasa District), was merged to create the city of Kikugawa and thus no longer exists as an independent municipality.

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