Ōguchi (大口町, Ōguchi-chō) is a town located in Niwa District, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 October 2019[update], the town had an estimated population of 24,160 in 9547 households, and a population density of 1,775 persons per km². The total area of the town was 13.61 square kilometres (5.25 sq mi).
Reconstructed gate of Ōguchi Castle
Location of Ōguchi in Aichi Prefecture, highlighted in dark yellow
|• Mayor||Masahiro Suzuki|
|• Total||13.61 km2 (5.25 sq mi)|
(October 1, 2019)
|• Density||1,800/km2 (4,600/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
|- Tree||Osmanthus fragrans|
|Address||Shimo-Koguchi 7-chome 155, Ōguchi-chō, Niwa-gun, Aichi-ken 480-0144|
Per Japanese census data, the population of Ōguchi has increased steadily over the past 50 years.
The town has a climate characterized by hot and humid summers, and relatively mild winters (Köppen climate classification Cfa). The average annual temperature in Ōguchi is 15.6 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1819 mm with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 28.0 °C, and lowest in January, at around 4.1 °C.
The villages of Kashiwamori, Ōta, Ōguchi and Tominari were created within Niwa District, Aichi with the establishment of the modern municipalities system in 1889. On October 1, 1906 Ōta, Ōguchi and Tominari and a portion of Kashiwamori merged to form the village of Ōguchi. It was raised to town status in 1962.
Ōguchi has three public elementary schools and one public junior high school operated by the town government, and one public high school operated by the Aichi Prefectural Board of Education..
Sister city relationsEdit
- - Matsue, Shimane, Japan, sister city since August 29, 2015
- Ōguchi Castle
- Ōguchi Town official statistics (in Japanese)
- Ōguchi population statistics
- Ōguchi climate data
- "Corporate Profile." Okuma Corporation. Retrieved on March 26, 2015.
- "About Mazak — Company Outline." Yamazaki Mazak Corporation. Retrieved on March 29, 2015.
- "." Tokai Rika. Retrieved on October 05, 2019.
Media related to Ōguchi, Aichi at Wikimedia Commons
- (in Japanese) Official website