Location of Ogasawara Village in Tokyo Metropolis
|• Mayor||Kazuo Morishita|
|• Total||104.41 km2 (40.31 sq mi)|
|Population (January 2008)|
|• Density||26.5/km2 (69/sq mi)|
|• Tree||Screw pine|
|• Flower||Munin Himetsubaki (Schima mertensiana)|
|• Bird||Bonin White-eye|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|City Hall Address||
Nishimachi, Chichi-jima, Ogasawara-mura, Tōkyō-to
Ogasawara (小笠原村 Ogasawara-mura) is a village (rural municipality) in Ogasawara Subprefecture, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan, that governs the Bonin Islands, Volcano Islands and three remote islands (Nishinoshima, Minami Torishima and Okinotorishima).
- Geography 1
- History 2
- Education 3
- See also 4
- References 5
- External links 6
The municipality consists of the following groups and single isolated islands:
- Bonin Islands (小笠原群島, Ogasawara Guntō) 73.00 km²
- Nishino shima (西之島, literally: Western Island, also: Rosario Island), a single isolated Island west of Hahajima rettō and north of the Volcano Islands, 0.29 km²
- Volcano Islands (火山列島, Kazan-rettō) 29.71 km²
- Okinotorishima (沖ノ鳥島 or 沖鳥島, literally: Remote Bird Island) 0.01 km²
- Minamitorishima (南鳥島, literally: Southern Bird Island, also: Marcus Island) 1.40 km²
The population of the municipality resides on Chichi-jima (pop. about 2300) and Haha-jima (pop. about 500). The administration and village hall is located in the village of Omura on Chichi-jima. Besides, there is an air base with 400 soldiers on Iwojima of the Volcano Islands.
- Ōmura (大村) on Chichijima
- Ōgimura-Fukurosawa (扇村袋沢村, -mura) on Chichijima
- Kitamura (北村) on Hahajima
- Okimura (沖村) on Hahajima
- Iōtō (硫黄島村, -mura) on Iwojima (Iōtō) (including all Volcano Islands)
- Ishinomura (east)
- Nishimura (west)
Ogasawara Village operates the island's public elementary and junior high schools.
- Japanese WorldHeritage article of 関東地方, retrieved on October 16, 2008.
- 伊豆・小笠原諸島における 情報通信インフラ整備状況の調査 (Survey on improvement conditions of telecommunication infrastructures in Izu-Ogasawara Islands), Kantō Bureau of Telecommunications, retrieved on October 16, 2008.
- Ogasawara Village (Japanese)
- The Bonin (Ogasawara) Islands Language and Culture Site
- Ogasawara Channel (Japanese)
- National Archives of Japan: The faked map of 1752 mentioned in Hiroyuki Tanaka's 1998 article.
- Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Ogasawara-mura: maps/photos