Ōno (大野町 Ōno-chō) is a town located in Ibi District, Gifu Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 December 2018[update], the town had an estimated population of 23,111 in 7906 households  and a population density of 680 persons per km2.The total area of the town was 803.44 square kilometres (310.21 sq mi).
Ōno Town Hall
Location of Ōno in Gifu Prefecture
|• Mayor||Kōzō Usami|
|• Total||34.20 km2 (13.20 sq mi)|
(December 1, 2018)
|• Density||680/km2 (1,800/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
|- Flower||Rhododendron, Rose|
|Address||Ōaza Ōno 80, Ōno-chō, Ibi-gun, Gifu-ken 501-0592|
Ōno is located in western Gifu Prefecture,in the northern part of the Nōbi Plain. The northern part is hilly, with an altitude of approximately 300 meters; however, most of the town is flatland between the Ibi River and the Nagara River. The town has a climate characterized by characterized by hot and humid summers, and mild winters (Köppen climate classification Cfa). The average annual temperature in Ōno is 15.1 °C. The average annual rainfall is 2024 mm with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 27.7 °C, and lowest in January, at around 3.7 °C. The mountainous areas of the town are noted for extremely heavy snow in winter.
Per Japanese census data, the population of Ōno has increased over the past 40 years.
The area around Ōno was part of traditional Mino Province. During the post-Meiji restoration cadastral reforms, the area was organised into Ibi District, Gifu Prefecture. The village of Ōno was formed on July 1, 1889 with the establishment of the modern municipalities system, and was raised to town status on October 1, 1932. Ōno annexed the villages of Nishigun, Toyoki, and Tomoaki in 1954, Uguisu in 1956 and Kawai in 1960.
Ōno has six public elementary schools and two public middle schools operated by the town government. The town does not have a high school. There is one private special education school.
Sister city relationsEdit
- Kiburi-ji, a noted Buddhist temple