Ōgata, Akita

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Ōgata
大潟村
Village
Ōgata City Hall
Ōgata City Hall
Flag of Ōgata
Flag
Official seal of Ōgata
Seal
Location of Ōgata in Akita Prefecture
Location of Ōgata in Akita Prefecture
Ōgata is located in Japan
Ōgata
Ōgata
 
Coordinates: 39°59′N 139°58′E / 39.983°N 139.967°E / 39.983; 139.967Coordinates: 39°59′N 139°58′E / 39.983°N 139.967°E / 39.983; 139.967
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Akita Prefecture
District Minamiakita
Government
 • -Mayor Hiroto Takahashi
Area
 • Total 170.05 km2 (65.66 sq mi)
Population (August 2013)
 • Total 3,141
 • Density 18.5/km2 (48/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Japanese Black Pine
- Flower Scarlet Sage
- Bird Swan
Phone number 0185-45-2111
Address 1-1 Chūō, Ōgata-mura, Minamiakita-gun, Akita-ken 010-0494
Website www.ogata.or.jp
Oga Peninsula and Ōgata Village

Ōgata (大潟村 Ōgata-mura?) is a village located in Minamiakita District, Akita Prefecture, Japan. As of August 2013, the village has an estimated population of 3.141 and a population density 18.5 persons per km². The total area is 170.05 km².

The village is known internationally for its Solarcar Rally and Eco car races.

The NHK Ōgata Transmitter is located in the village. It is used for transmissions on 774 kHz with a power of 500 kW.

Geography[edit]

Ōgata is located northwestern Akita Prefecture. The village consists entirely of land reclaimed from the former Lake Hachirōgata, and as a consequence is flat, and mostly below sea level.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

Land reclamation work began at Lake Hachirōgata in April 1957. The new village of Ōgata was formally established on October 1, 1964, with the first settlers arriving in November 1967.


Economy[edit]

The economy of Ōgata is based on agriculture.


Transportation[edit]

Ōgata is not served by any railways or highways.


External links[edit]

Media related to Ōgata, Akita at Wikimedia Commons