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Ōno (大野町, Ōno-chō) is a town located in Ibi District, Gifu Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 December 2018, the town had an estimated population of 23,111 in 7906 households [1] 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

大野町
Ōno Town Hall
Ōno Town Hall
Flag of Ōno
Flag
Official seal of Ōno
Seal
Location of Ōno in Gifu Prefecture
Location of Ōno in Gifu Prefecture
Ōno is located in Japan
Ōno
Ōno
 
Coordinates: 35°28′14.2″N 136°37′39.2″E / 35.470611°N 136.627556°E / 35.470611; 136.627556Coordinates: 35°28′14.2″N 136°37′39.2″E / 35.470611°N 136.627556°E / 35.470611; 136.627556
CountryJapan
RegionChūbu
PrefectureGifu
DistrictIbi
Government
 • MayorKōzō Usami
Area
 • Total34.20 km2 (13.20 sq mi)
Population
(December 1, 2018)
 • Total23,111
 • Density680/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
City symbols 
- TreeMaple
- FlowerRhododendron, Rose
Phone number0585-22-2111
AddressŌaza Ōno 80, Ōno-chō, Ibi-gun, Gifu-ken 501-0592
WebsiteOfficial website
Ōno Rose Garden

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GeographyEdit

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.[2] The mountainous areas of the town are noted for extremely heavy snow in winter.

Neighbouring municipalitiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

Per Japanese census data,[3] the population of Ōno has increased over the past 40 years.

Census Year Population
1970 15,032
1980 19,127
1990 21,044
2000 23,071
2010 23,859

HistoryEdit

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.

EducationEdit

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.

TransportationEdit

RailwayEdit

  • The town does not have any passenger rail service.

HighwayEdit

Sister city relationsEdit

Local attractionsEdit

Notable people from ŌnoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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