Ono, Fukui
is a city
Cities of Japan
||A is a local administrative unit in Japan. Cities are ranked on the same level as and , with the difference that they are not a component of...

 located in Fukui Prefecture
Fukui Prefecture
is a prefecture of Japan located in the Chūbu region on Honshū island. The capital is the city of Fukui.- Prehistory :The Kitadani Dinosaur Quarry, on the Sugiyama River within the city limits of Katsuyama, has yielded the Fukuiraptor kitadaniensis and Fukuisaurus tetoriensis as well as an unnamed...

, Japan
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As of June 1, 2011, the city has an estimated population
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 of 36,890 with 12,016 households
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 and the density
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 of 42.29 persons per km². The total area is 872.30 km².

The town is encircled by a ring of mountains and the only way in or out is via tunnels or mountain roads.

The city was founded on July 1, 1954.

On November 7, 2005 the village of Izumi
Izumi, Fukui
was a village located in Ōno District, Fukui, Japan.On November 7, 2005 Izumi was merged into the city of Ōno.As of 2003, the village had an estimated population of 701 and a density of 2.11 persons per km². The total area was 332.38 km²....

 was merged into Ōno.

Ono was home to the author of the book For Fukui's Sake
For Fukui's Sake
For Fukui's Sake is a book written by Sam Baldwin that describes the experiences of living in Ono, Fukui prefecture, Japan, whilst working as an Assistant Language Teacher on the JET Programme....

, which describes the expriences of living in the area whilst working at local schools as part of the JET Programme
JET Programme
or is a Japanese government initiative that brings college graduates—mostly native speakers of English—to Japan as Assistant Language Teachers and Sports Education Advisors in Japanese kindergartens, elementary, junior high and high schools, or as Coordinators for International Relations in...


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