Tōgō, Aichi

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Tōgō

東郷町
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Tōgō Town Office
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Location of Tōgō in Aichi Prefecture
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Tōgō
 
Coordinates: 35°05′47.9″N137°03′9.1″E / 35.096639°N 137.052528°E / 35.096639; 137.052528 Coordinates: 35°05′47.9″N137°03′9.1″E / 35.096639°N 137.052528°E / 35.096639; 137.052528
Country Japan
Region Chūbu region
Tōkai region
Prefecture Aichi
District Aichi
Area
  Total18.03 km2 (6.96 sq mi)
Population
 (October 1, 2019)
  Total44,109
  Density2,400/km2 (6,300/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- Tree Ternstroemia
- FlowerSiberian iris
Phone number0561-38-3111 
AddressTōgō-chō, Aichi-gun, Aichi-ken 470-0198
Website Official website

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).

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Geography

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 municipalities

Demographics

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

Historical population
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%

Climate

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]

History

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.

Economy

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.

Education

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.

Transportation

Railway

Highway

Local attractions

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Yukufu-ji temple

Noted people from Tōgō

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