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Ogose town office
Location of Ogose in Saitama Prefecture
|• Total||40.39 km2 (15.59 sq mi)|
|Population (February 2016)|
|• Density||288/km2 (750/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Prunus mume|
|- Flower||Kerria japonica|
|- Bird||Japanese bush warbler|
|Address||900-2 Ogose, Ogose-machi, Iruma-gun, Saitama-ken 350-0494|
Ogose (越生町 Ogose-machi) is a town located in Iruma District, Saitama Prefecture, in the central Kantō region of Japan. As of 1 February 2016[update], the town had an estimated population of 11,638 and a population density of 288 persons per km². Its total area was 40.39 km². The town is famous for its Prunus mume orchards.
Located in central Saitama Prefecture, Ogose is approximately 50 kilometers from downtown Tokyo.
Ogose town was created within Iruma District, Saitama with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. Ogose annexed neighboring Umezono village on February 1, 1955.
Ogose remains largely an agricultural town, primarily based on horticulture, although it has increasing become a bedroom community.
- Ogose has two elementary schools, one middle school and three high schools.
Ogose is not served by any expressways or national highways
- Ogose Plum Gardens
- Kuroyama waterfalls
Noted people from Ogose
- Yusuke Shimada, professional football player
Media related to Ogose, Saitama at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (in Japanese)