Tōgane

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Tōgane
東金市
City
Flag of Tōgane
Flag
Coat of arms of Tōgane
Coat of arms
Location of Tōgane in Chiba Prefecture
Location of Tōgane in Chiba Prefecture
Tōgane is located in Japan
Tōgane
Tōgane
Location of Tōgane in Chiba Prefecture
Coordinates: 35°33′35.8″N 140°21′57.9″E / 35.559944°N 140.366083°E / 35.559944; 140.366083Coordinates: 35°33′35.8″N 140°21′57.9″E / 35.559944°N 140.366083°E / 35.559944; 140.366083
CountryJapan
RegionKantō
PrefectureChiba Prefecture
Government
 • MayorNaohara Shiga (since April 1998)
Area
 • Total89.12 km2 (34.41 sq mi)
Population (December 1, 2015)
 • Total60,748
 • Density682/km2 (1,770/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreeRakan Maki
- FlowerYoshino Sakura
Phone number0475(50)1111
Address1-1 Higashi-Iwasaki, Tōgane-shi, Chiba-ken 283-8511
Websitehttp://www.city.togane.chiba.jp/
Tōgane City Hall (Dec 11, 2011)

Tōgane (東金市, Tōgane-shi) is a city located in Chiba Prefecture, Japan.

As of December 1, 2015, the city had an estimated population of 60,748, and a population density of 682 persons per km². The total area is 89.12 square kilometres (34.41 sq mi).

Tōgane is home to the Kurenai-kai School of Japanese embroidery, which produces handmade obi and kimono in the traditional Japanese style.

Geography[edit]

Tōgane is located in north-center of Bōsō Peninsula at the border of the Bōsō Hill Range. It is approximately 50 kilometers from downtown Tokyo.

Surrounding Municipalities[edit]

Chiba Prefecture

History[edit]

Tōgane was founded on April 1, 1889 as part of Sanbe District, Chiba Prefecture. Sanbe District became Sanbu District on April 1, 1897. The town expanded on April 1, 1953 through annexation of the neighboring villages of Okayama, Masaki, Toyonari, Kohei and a portion of the village of Yamato. It was elevated to city status on April 1, 1954 after further expansion through annexation of parts of the neighboring villages of Hara and Fukuoka.

Economy[edit]

Tōgane is known for strawberry picking in February and March. Strawberries are grown in greenhouses. Because there is not much industry remaining in some rural areas of Japan like Tōgane, antique markets are gaining popularity as old farmhouses are torn down.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Education[edit]

  • Josai International University
  • Tōgane has nine elementary schools, four middle schools and three high schools, in addition to one special education school.

Sister city relations[edit]

Notable people from Tōgane[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Retrieved 21 November 2015.

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