Itayanagi, Aomori

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Itayanagi
板柳町
Town
Itayanagi Station
Itayanagi Station
Official seal of Itayanagi
Seal
Location of Itayanagi in Aomori Prefecture
Location of Itayanagi in Aomori Prefecture
Itayanagi is located in Japan
Itayanagi
Itayanagi
 
Coordinates: 40°41′N 140°27′E / 40.683°N 140.450°E / 40.683; 140.450Coordinates: 40°41′N 140°27′E / 40.683°N 140.450°E / 40.683; 140.450
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Aomori Prefecture
District Kitatsugaru
Area
 • Total 41.81 km2 (16.14 sq mi)
Population (April 2012)
 • Total 14,911
 • Density 357/km2 (920/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Maple
- Flower Platycodon grandiflorus
Phone number 0172-73-2111
Address 239-3 Doi, Itayanagi-machi
Kitatsugraru-gun, Aomoir-ken
038-3692
Website Itayanagi Town

Itayanagi (板柳町 Itayanagi-machi?) is a town located in Kitatsugaru District of northeastern Aomori Prefecture in the Tōhoku region of Japan. As of April 2012, the town had an estimated population of 14,911 and a population density of 357 persons per km². Its total area was 41.81 km².

Geography[edit]

Itayanagi is located at the base of Tsugaru Peninsula. The town has a cold maritime climate characterized by cool short summers and long cold winters with heavy snowfall.

Neighbouring municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area around Itayanagi was controlled by the Nambu clan of Morioka Domain during the Edo period, and was the location of a daikansho. After the Meiji Restoration, on March 27, 1895 it was formed into a village. It was elevated to town status on April 1, 1920. On March 10, 1955, it annexed the neighboring villages of Hataoka, Koami, and Arakawa.

Economy[edit]

The economy of Itayanagi is heavily dependent on horticulture, especially for apples, with rice as a secondary crop.

Transportation[edit]

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Noted people from Itayanagi[edit]

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