Gojōme, Akita

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Gojōme
五城目町
Town
Gojōme Town Hall
Gojōme Town Hall
Flag of Gojōme
Flag
Official seal of Gojōme
Seal
Location of Gojōme in Akita Prefecture
Location of Gojōme in Akita Prefecture
Gojōme is located in Japan
Gojōme
Gojōme
 
Coordinates: 39°56′38″N 140°6′41.9″E / 39.94389°N 140.111639°E / 39.94389; 140.111639Coordinates: 39°56′38″N 140°6′41.9″E / 39.94389°N 140.111639°E / 39.94389; 140.111639
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Akita
District Minamiakita District
Area
 • Total 214.94 km2 (82.99 sq mi)
Population (August 2013)
 • Total 9,946
 • Density 46.1/km2 (119/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Cryptomeria
- Flower Lilium auratum
- Bird Japanese Bush-warbler
Phone number 018-852-5100
Address 1-1-1 Nishi-isonome, Gojōme-machi, Minami-akita-gun, Akita-ken 018-1725
Website Official website

Gojōme (五城目町 Gojōme-machi?) is a town located in Minamiakita District, Akita, Japan. As of August 2013, the town had an estimated population of 9,946 and a population density of 46.1 persons per km². The total area was 214.94  km². (The population of the town has been falling; compared to an estimate of 15,953 residents in 1980,[1] the population was estimated at 11,057[2] as of July, 2010.)

Geography[edit]

Gojōme is located in coastal plains of northwestern Akita Prefecture. It is approximately 30 km north of the city of Akita.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area of present-day Gojōme was part of ancient Dewa Province, dominated by the Satake clan during the Edo period, who ruled Kubota Domain under the Tokugawa shogunate. The modern village of Gojōme was created on April 1, 1889. It was elevated to town status on January 18, 1896.

Economy[edit]

The economy of Gojōme is based primarily on agriculture.

Transportation[edit]

Highway[edit]

Noted people from Gojōme[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Gojōme, Akita at Wikimedia Commons

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "五城目町55年のあゆみ(昭和)". Gojōme official website (in Japanese). Gojōme Town. Retrieved 7 October 2011. 
  2. ^ http://www.cs.town.gojome.akita.jp/ Gojōme town website