Happō Town Hall
Location of Happō in Akita Prefecture
|• Total||224.20 km2 (86.56 sq mi)|
|Population (August 2013)|
|• Density||33.1/km2 (86/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Fagus crenata|
|- Bird||Common Gull|
|Address||118 Menagata, Minehama-Menagata, Happō-chō, Yamamoto-gun, Akita 018-2502|
Happō (八峰町 Happō-chō?) is a town located in Yamamoto District, Akita, Japan. As of August 2013, the town had an estimated population of 7,741 and a population density of 33.1 persons per km². The total area was 234.20 km².
Happō is located at the far northwestern of Akita Prefecture, bordered by the World Heritage Site Shirakami Mountains to the south, and by Aomori Prefecture to the north and the Sea of Japan to the west. Due to its location, the temperature in Happō can get remarkably cold at night, with snowfall tending to be somewhat greater than that in neighboring municipalities
The area of present-day Happō 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 town of Happō was created on March 27, 2006, by merging the village of Minehama, and the town of Hachimori, both from Yamamoto District.
The economy of Happō is based on agriculture and commercial fishing.
- JR East - Gonō Line
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- Official website (Japanese)