Nishimeya, Aomori

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Nishimeya
西目屋村
Village
Anmonnotaki Waterfalls in Nishimeya
Anmonnotaki Waterfalls in Nishimeya
Flag of Nishimeya
Flag
Official seal of Nishimeya
Seal
Location of Nishimeya in Aomori Prefecture
Location of Nishimeya in Aomori Prefecture
Nishimeya is located in Japan
Nishimeya
Nishimeya
 
Coordinates: 40°34′37″N 140°17′41″E / 40.57694°N 140.29472°E / 40.57694; 140.29472Coordinates: 40°34′37″N 140°17′41″E / 40.57694°N 140.29472°E / 40.57694; 140.29472
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Aomori Prefecture
District Nakatsugaru
Area
 • Total 246.58 km2 (95.21 sq mi)
Population (December 2013)
 • Total 1,506
 • Density 6.12/km2 (15.9/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Bird Black Woodpecker
Phone number 0172-85-2111
Address 144 Inamoto, Tashiro
Nishimeya-mura, Nakatsugaru-gun
Aomori-ken
036-1492
Website official homepage

Nishimeya (西目屋村 Nishimeya-mura?) is a village located in Nakatsugaru District of southern Aomori Prefecture in the Tōhoku region of Japan. As of December 2013, the village had an estimated population of 1,506 and a population density of 6.13 persons per km². Its total area was 246.58 square kilometres (95.21 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Nishimeya is located in the far southern edge of Aomori Prefecture, bordering Akita Prefecture and the Shirakami-Sanchi mountain range. The village has a cold maritime climate characterized by cool short summers and long cold winters with heavy snowfall. The mountainous area is home to many indigenous plant and animal species. Wildlife includes Japanese Macaque monkeys, kamoshika, tanuki and Asian black bears.

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History[edit]

The area around Nishimeya was controlled by the Nambu clan of Morioka Domain a during the Edo period. It became a village of the Nakatsugaru District on April 1, 1898.

Economy[edit]

The economy of Nishimeya is heavily dependent on agriculture and forestry.

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