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Nishigō (西郷村, Nishigō-mura) is a village located in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 April 2018[update], the village had an estimated population of 20,343 in 7757 households  and a population density of 103 persons per km2. The total area of the village was 192.06 square kilometres (74.15 sq mi)..
Nishigō Village Hall
Location of Nishigō in Fukushima Prefecture
|• Total||192.06 km2 (74.15 sq mi)|
|• Density||110/km2 (270/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
|• Tree||Quercus dentata|
|• Flower||Lysichiton camtschatcensis, rhododendron|
|• Bird||Green pheasant|
|Address||Kumakura Orikuchihara 40-banchi Nishigō-mura, Nishishirakawa-gun, Fukushima-ken 961-8091|
Nishigō is located in the flatlands of south-central Fukushima prefecture, bordered by Tochigi Prefecture to the south. Nishigō has a humid climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa). The average annual temperature in Nishigō is 10.0 °C (50.0 °F). The average annual rainfall is 1,438 mm (56.6 in) with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 25.4 °C (77.7 °F), and lowest in January, at around 0.9 °C (33.6 °F).
- Mountains: Sanbonyaridake (1916.9m)
- Rivers: Abukuma River
- Lakes: Nishigō Dam, Akasaka Dam
Per Japanese census data, , the population of Nishigō has increased over the past 40 years.
The area of present-day Nishigō was part of ancient Mutsu Province. The area was part of the holdings of Shirakawa Domain during the Edo period. After the Meiji Restoration, it was organized as part of Nishishirakawa District in the Nakadōri region of Iwaki Province.
Modern Nishigō Village was formed on April 1, 1889 with the creation of the municipalities system.
Nishigō has a mixed economy of agriculture and light/precision manufacturing.
Nishigō has five public elementary schools and three public middle schools operated by the town government. The town does not have a high school; however, the Fukushima Prefectural Board of Education does operate one special education school.
- Nishigō First Middle School
- Nishigō Second Middle School
- Kawatani Middle School
- Odakura Elementary School
- Kumakura Elementary School
- Yone Elementary School,
- Habuto Elementary School
- Kawatani Elementary School
Notable people from NishigōEdit
Media related to Nishigō, Fukushima at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (in Japanese)