Tōgō (東郷町, Tōgō-chō) is a town located in Aichi District, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 October 2019, the town had an estimated population of 44,109 in 17,792 households,[1] and a population density of 2,446 persons per km². The total area of the town was 18.03 square kilometres (6.96 sq mi).

Tōgō

東郷町
Tōgō Town Office
Tōgō Town Office
Flag of Tōgō
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Official seal of Tōgō
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Location of Tōgō in Aichi Prefecture
Location of Tōgō in Aichi Prefecture
Tōgō is located in Japan
Tōgō
Tōgō
 
Coordinates: 35°05′47.9″N 137°03′9.1″E / 35.096639°N 137.052528°E / 35.096639; 137.052528Coordinates: 35°05′47.9″N 137°03′9.1″E / 35.096639°N 137.052528°E / 35.096639; 137.052528
CountryJapan
RegionChūbu region
Tōkai region
PrefectureAichi
DistrictAichi
Area
 • Total18.03 km2 (6.96 sq mi)
Population
 (October 1, 2019)
 • Total44,109
 • Density2,400/km2 (6,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreeTernstroemia
- FlowerSiberian iris
Phone number0561-38-3111 
AddressTōgō-chō, Aichi-gun, Aichi-ken 470-0198
WebsiteOfficial website

GeographyEdit

Tōgō is located in approximately the geographic center of Aichi Prefecture, immediately to the east of the Nagoya metropolis. The area is noted for a number of golf courses, including the Nagoya Golf Club's Wago Course, which hosts The Crowns golf tournament.

Neighboring municipalitiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

Per Japanese census data,[2] the population of Tōgō has been increasing rapidly over the past 70 years.

YearPop.±%
1940 4,241—    
1950 5,469+29.0%
1960 6,200+13.4%
1970 11,509+85.6%
1980 22,125+92.2%
1990 30,446+37.6%
2000 36,878+21.1%
2010 41,823+13.4%

ClimateEdit

The town has a climate characterized by characterized by hot and humid summers, and relatively mild winters (Köppen climate classification Cfa). The average annual temperature in Tōgō is 15.7 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1593 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 4.2 °C.[3]

HistoryEdit

The villages of Morowa and Haruki were established within Aichi District, Aichi with the establishment of the modern municipalities system on October 1, 1889. The town villages merged on May 10, 1906 to form the village of Tōgō. It was elevated to town status on April 1, 1970.

EconomyEdit

Tōgō is largely a regional commercial center with some light manufacturing industry. Due to its proximity to the Nagoya metropolis, it is increasingly becoming a commuter town.

EducationEdit

Tōgō has six public elementary schools and three public junior high schools operated by the town government and one public high school operated by the Aichi Prefectural Board of Education. The town also has on private high school.

TransportationEdit

RailwayEdit

HighwayEdit

Local attractionsEdit

 
Yukufu-ji temple
  • Kurozasa Nana-go-Kama Kiln
  • Yukufu-ji temple

Noted people from TōgōEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

  Media related to Togo, Aichi at Wikimedia Commons