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Ogasawara Village Skyline
|• Mayor||Kazuo Morishita|
|• Total||104.41 km2 (40.31 sq mi)|
|Population (October 2016)|
|• Density||26.5/km2 (69/sq mi)|
|• Tree||Screw pine|
|• Flower||Munin Himetsubaki (Schima mertensiana)|
|• Bird||Bonin white-eye|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|City hall address||Nishimachi, Chichi-jima, Ogasawara-mura, Tōkyō-to
Ogasawara (小笠原村? Ogasawara-mura) is a village (or, more accurately, a rural municipality) in Ogasawara Subprefecture, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan, that governs the Bonin Islands, Volcano Islands and three remote islands (Nishinoshima, Minami Torishima and Okinotorishima).
- Ōmura (大村?) on Chichijima
- Ōgimura-Fukurosawa (扇村袋沢村?) on Chichijima
- Kitamura (北村?) on Hahajima
- Okimura (沖村?) on Hahajima
- Iōtō (硫黄島村?) on Iwojima (Iōtō), which includes all of the Volcano Islands
- Ishinomura (east)
- Nishimura (west)
The municipality consists of the following groups and single isolated islands:
- Bonin Islands (小笠原群島? Ogasawara Guntō), 73.00 km2
- Nishinoshima (西之島?, lit. "Western Island"; also known as Rosario Island), a single isolated island west of Hahajima rettō and north of the Volcano Islands, 0.29 km2
- Volcano Islands (火山列島? Kazan-rettō) 29.71 km2
- Okinotorishima (沖ノ鳥島 or 沖鳥島?, lit. "Remote Bird Island") 0.01 km2
- Minamitorishima (南鳥島?, lit. "Southern Bird Island"; also known as Marcus Island) 1.40 km2
The population of the municipality resides on Chichi-jima (pop. about 2300) and Haha-jima (pop. about 500). The administration and village hall is located in the village of Omura on Chichi-jima. In addition, there is an air base with 400 soldiers on Iwojima of the Volcano Islands.
Ogasawara Village operates the island's public elementary and junior high schools.
- Official website (Japanese)
- "Ogasawara subtropical moist forests". Terrestrial Ecoregions. World Wildlife Fund.
- The Bonin (Ogasawara) Islands Language and Culture Site on Wayback Machine (archived September 29, 2011)
- Ogasawara Channel website (Japanese)
- Ogasawara-mura maps/photos – Tokyo Metropolitan Government