Higashiōmi

Higashiomi (東近江市, Higashiōmi-shi, lit. East Ōmi) is a city located in Shiga Prefecture, Japan.

Higashiōmi

東近江市

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Location of Higashiōmi in Shiga
Higashiōmi
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°7′N 136°12′E
CountryJapan
RegionKansai
PrefectureShiga
Government
  MayorMasakiyo Ogura
Area
  Total388.58 km2 (150.03 sq mi)
Population
 (October 1, 2016)
  Total113,460
  Density290/km2 (760/sq mi)
Symbols
  TreeJapanese Maple
  FlowerPurple Gromwell
Time zoneUTC+9 (JST)
City hall address10-5, Yōkaichi Midorimachi, Higashiōmi-shi, Shiga-ken
527-8527
Websitewww.city.higashiomi.shiga.jp

As of 2016, the city has an estimated population of 113,460 and a population density of 290 persons per km². The total area is 388.58 km².

Geography

Neighboring municipalities

The modern city of Higashiōmi was established on February 11, 2005, from the merger of the old city of Yōkaichi, the towns of Eigenji and Gokashō (both from Kanzaki District), and the towns of Aitō and Kotō (both from Echi District).

On January 1, 2006, the town of Notogawa (from Kanzaki District), and the town of Gamō (from Gamō District) were merged into Higashiōmi.

Sister cities and cultural exchange cities

Higashiōmi maintains the following sister city relationships.[1]

References

  1. Sister Cities and Cultural Exchange City of Higashiomi Archived 2008-05-17 at the Wayback Machine. Higashiomi City Homepage. Retrieved on July 10, 2008.

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