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Ōgaki
大垣市

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Location of Ōgaki in Gifu Prefecture
Ōgaki is located in Japan
Ōgaki
Coordinates: 35°22′N 136°37′E / 35.367°N 136.617°E / 35.367; 136.617
Country Japan
Region Chūbu
Prefecture Gifu Prefecture
Government
 - Mayor Bin Ogawa
Area
 - Total 206.52 km2 (79.7 sq mi)
Population
(May 1, 2007)
162,837
 - Density 2,041.84/km2 (5,288.3/sq mi)
City Symbols
 - Tree Cinnamomum camphora
 - Flower Satsuki azalea
Website City of Ōgaki
Phone number (0584) 81-4111
Address

2-29 Marunouchi, Ōgaki, Gifu-ken
503-8601

Ōgaki (大垣市 Ōgaki-shi ?) is a city located in Gifu Prefecture, Japan. It was incorporated as a city on April 1, 1918. As of May 1, 2007, the city had an estimated population of 162,837 and a total area of 79.75 square kilometres (30.79 sq mi). The density was 2,041.84 persons per km².

Ōgaki was the final destination for the haiku poet Matsuo Bashō. Every November the city holds a Bashō Festival.

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Geography

Ōgaki is located in the northwest area of the Nōbi Plain in Gifu Prefecture and is known as being the most centrally-located city in Japan.

The main river flowing through the city is the Ibi River; however, the Nagara River forms the border between Ōgaki and the neighboring cities of Gifu and Hashima.

Adjacent municipalities

Gifu Prefecture
Mie Prefecture
Shiga Prefecture

Municipal annexations

  • April 1918: Gained municipal status
  • April 1928: Merged with parts of the village of Kitakuise, Anpachi District (specifically, Kido, Minamiisshiki, Kasagi, Kasanui and Gama areas)
  • December 1934: Merged with village of Minamikuise, Anpachi District
  • June 1935: Merged with village of Tagishima, Anpachi District
  • June 1936: Merged with village of Yasui, Anpachi District
  • February 1940: Merged with villages of Urū and Shizusato, Fuwa District
  • October 1947: Merged with villages of Ayasato, Fuwa District, and Sumoto, Anpachi District
  • June 1948: Merged with village of Asakusa, Anpachi District
  • October 1948: Merged with village of Kawanami and the Maze part of Maki, Anpachi District
  • April 1949: Merged with village of Nakagawa, Anpachi District
  • April 1951: Merged with village of Wagō, Anpachi District
  • June 1952: Merged with village of Mitsukoshi, Anpachi District
  • October 1954: Merged with village of Arasaki, Fuwa District
  • September 1967: Merged with town of Akasaka, Fuwa District
  • April 1988: Established city constitution
  • March 27, 2006: Merged with towns of Kamiishizu, Yōrō District, and Sunomata, Anpachi District

Sister and friendship cities

Educational institutions

Universities and colleges

High schools

  • Ogaki Kita Senior High School
  • Ogaki Higashi Senior High School
  • Ogaki Minami Senior High School
  • Ogaki Nishi Senior High School
  • Ogaki Technical High School
  • Ogaki-Shogyo Business High School
  • Nihon University Ogaki Senior High School
  • Ogaki School for Handicapped (primary through senior high)
  • Hirano Gakuen
  • Ogaki Sakura High School

Transportation

Railways

  • Central Japan Railway Company
  • Kintetsu Corporation
    • Kintetsu Yoro Line: Otoba Station, Tomoe Station, Mino Aoyagi Station, Nishi Ogaki Station, Ogaki Station, Muro Station, Kita Ogaki Station
  • Tarumi Railway Company
    • Tarumi Line: Ogaki Station, Higashi Ogaki Station
  • Seino Railway (freight railway)
    • Seino Ichihashi Line: Mino Akasaka Station, Otomezaka Station, Saruiwa Station, Ichihashi Station
    • Seino Hirui Line: Mino Akasaka Station, Mino Okubo Station, Hirui Station

Highways

Visitor attractions

External links


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