Shimogō, Fukushima

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Shimogō
下郷町
Town
Ouchi-juku in Shimogō
Ouchi-juku in Shimogō
Flag of Shimogō
Flag
Official seal of Shimogō
Seal
Location of Shimogōin Fukushima Prefecture
Location of Shimogōin Fukushima Prefecture
Shimogō is located in Japan
Shimogō
Shimogō
 
Coordinates: 37°15′8″N 139°52′2″E / 37.25222°N 139.86722°E / 37.25222; 139.86722Coordinates: 37°15′8″N 139°52′2″E / 37.25222°N 139.86722°E / 37.25222; 139.86722
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Fukushima Prefecture
District Minamiaizu District
Area
 • Total 317.09 km2 (122.43 sq mi)
Population (September 2014)
 • Total 6,015
 • Density 19/km2 (50/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Betula pendula
- Flower Wisteria floribunda
- Bird Japanese Bush-warbler
- FIsh Iwana
Phone number 0241-69-1122
Address 1000 Ōaza Shiosei, Shimogō-machi, Fukushima-ken 969-5345
Website Official HP

Shimogō (下郷町 Shimogō-machi?) is a town located in Minamiaizu District, Fukushima Prefecture, in northern Honshū, Japan. As of September 2014, the town had an estimated population of 6,015 and a population density of 19 persons per km². The total area was 317.09  km².

Geography[edit]

Shimogō is located the in mountainous southern portion of the Aizu region of Fukushima Prefecture, bordered Tochigi Prefecture to the south. The climate is like many other parts of northern Japan, with cold winters and heavy snowfalls.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area of present-day Shimogō was part of ancient Mutsu Province and formed part of the holdings of Aizu Domain during the Edo period. After the Meiji Restoration, it was organized as part of Minamiaizu District.

Shimogō was established on April 1, 1955 by the merger of the towns of Narahara and Ashida and the village of Egawa.

Economy[edit]

Education[edit]

  • Shimogō City Shimogō Middle School
  • Shimogō City Narahara Elementary School
  • Shimogō City Ashida Elementary School
  • Shimogō City Egawa Elementary School

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Shimogō, Fukushima at Wikimedia Commons