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Tōnō region (red) in Gifu Prefecture

Tōnō (東濃) is the southeastern portion of Gifu Prefecture in the Chūbu region of Japan.[1] The Tōnō region received its name as a combination of the kanji for "east" (東) and "Mino" (美濃). The borders of this region are not officially set, but it generally consists of the following cities: Tajimi, Toki, Mizunami, Ena and Nakatsugawa.[1] Occasionally, Kani, usually part of the Chūnō region, is also included as being part of Tōnō.

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GeographyEdit

The region has a total area of approximately 1,562.9 km2 (603.4 sq mi).[1] The Toki River forms the border between it and Nagano Prefecture to the east and Aichi Prefecture to the south.[1] The Kiso River flows through the central area from east to west.[1]

PopulationEdit

As of 2008 the Tōnō region had about 358,000 residents, which was 17% of the prefecture's entire total.[1]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f 県政の運営 > 振興局 > 東濃振興局 > 圏域概要. Tōnō Promotional Office (in Japanese). Gifu Prefecture. Archived from the original on September 27, 2011. Retrieved August 20, 2011.