Kazuno, Akita

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Kazuno
鹿角市
City
Kazuno City Hall
Kazuno City Hall
Flag of Kazuno
Flag
Official seal of Kazuno
Seal
Location of Kazuno in Akita Prefecture
Location of Kazuno in Akita Prefecture
Kazuno is located in Japan
Kazuno
Kazuno
 
Coordinates: 40°12′56.9″N 140°47′18.1″E / 40.215806°N 140.788361°E / 40.215806; 140.788361Coordinates: 40°12′56.9″N 140°47′18.1″E / 40.215806°N 140.788361°E / 40.215806; 140.788361
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Akita Prefecture
Government
 • -Mayor Hajime Kodama (since July 2005)
Area
 • Total 707.34 km2 (273.11 sq mi)
Population (June 2013)
 • Total 32,918
 • Density 46.5/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Rowan
- Flower Sakura
- Bird Rooster
Phone number 0186-30-1111
Address 4-1 Arata, Hanawa, Kazuno-shi, Akita-ken 018-5292
Website Official website

Kazuno (鹿角市 Kazuno-shi?) is a city located in Akita Prefecture, Japan.

As of June 2013, the city has an estimated population of 32,918 and a population density of 46.5 persons per km². The total area is 707.34 square kilometres (273.11 square miles).

Geography[edit]

Kazuno is located in a valley in the mountains of far northeastern Akita Prefecture, with the Ou Mountains and Iwate Prefecture on the east. Much of the city is within the borders of the Towada-Hachimantai National Park. Much of the city area is covered in forest. Due to its inland location, the city is noted for its heavy snowfall in winter.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

Climate[edit]

Kazuno has a Humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification Dfa) with large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. Precipitation is significant throughout the year, but is heaviest from August to October.

History[edit]

The area of present-day Kazuno was settled in prehistoric times, and contains major Jomon period archaeological sites and numerous burial mounds from the Kofun period. The area was part of ancient Mutsu Province and was ruled by the Nambu clan of Morioka Domain during the Edo period. After the start of the Meiji period, the area became briefly part of Rikuchū Province before being transferred to Akita Prefecture in 1871. It was organized as part of Kazuno District, Akita Prefecture in 1878.

The modern city of Kazuno was founded on April 1, 1972.

Economy[edit]

The economy of Kazuno is based on agriculture, forestry and seasonal tourism.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Kazuno is twinned with:

Noted people from Kazuno[edit]

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