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Hyōgo Prefecture
Location in Japan

Coordinates: 35°20′N 134°51′E / 35.333°N 134.850°E / 35.333; 134.850Coordinates: 35°20′N 134°51′E / 35.333°N 134.850°E / 35.333; 134.850

Country Japan
Region Kansai
Prefecture Hyōgo Prefecture
 • Mayor Katsuaki Taji (since May 2009)
 • Total 402.98 km2 (155.59 sq mi)
Population (March 31, 2012)
 • Total 33,252
 • Density 82.52/km2 (213.7/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Zelkova serrata
- Flower Cherry blossom
Address 213-1 Higashitani, Wadayama-cho, Asago-shi, Hyogo-ken
Phone number 079-672-3301

Asago (朝来市 Asago-shi?) is a city located in northern Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan.

The modern city of Asago was established on April 1, 2005, from the merger of the former town of Asago absorbing the towns of Ikuno, Santō and Wadayama (all from Asago District).

As of March 31, 2012, the city has an estimated population of 33,252, with 12,219 households and a population density of 82.52 persons per km². The total area is 402.98 km².

International relations

Sister cities

Friendship cities

Points of interest

  • Ikuno Ginzan Silver Mine
  • Kuchiganaya area
    • Tanyo Museum
    • Ikuno Shoin
  • Asago Art Village
  • Takeda Castle
  • Tataragi Dam
  • Kurokawa Dam
  • Ikuno Dam

External links

  • (Japanese)
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