Takamori, Kumamoto

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Takamori
高森町
Town
Takamori town hall
Takamori town hall
Flag of Takamori
Flag
Official seal of Takamori
Symbol
Location of Takamori in Kumamoto Prefecture
Location of Takamori in Kumamoto Prefecture
Takamori is located in Japan
Takamori
Takamori
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 32°49′N 131°7′E / 32.817°N 131.117°E / 32.817; 131.117Coordinates: 32°49′N 131°7′E / 32.817°N 131.117°E / 32.817; 131.117
Country Japan
Region Kyushu
Prefecture Kumamoto Prefecture
District Aso
Area
 • Total 174.90 km2 (67.53 sq mi)
Population (October 1, 2016)
 • Total 6,189
 • Density 35/km2 (92/sq mi)
Symbols
 • Tree Prunus serrulata
 • Flower Lilium
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address Takamori-machi, 2168 Ōji-Takamori
869-1602
Website www.town.takamori.kumamoto.jp

Takamori (高森町?, Takamori-machi) is a town located in Aso District, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan.

As of October 1, 2016, the town has an estimated population of 6,189 and a density of 35 persons per km². The total area is 174.90 km².

Geography[edit]

Takamori Spring Tunnel Park in May
Mt. Nekodake

Located at the easternmost point of Kumamoto Prefecture, it is located in the caldera of Mount Aso. It touches Ōita prefecture to the northeast and Miyazaki prefecture to the east. The town is divided into four areas, called Takamori, Shikimi, Kusakabe, and Nojiri. The city hall is situated in the Takamori area, where over half of the town population resides.

  • Mountains: Mount Aso, Nakadake, Nekodake, Takadake, Kishimadake, Eboshidake
  • Rivers: Shirakawa

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