Anmonnotaki Waterfalls in Nishimeya
Location of Nishimeya in Aomori Prefecture
|• Total||246.58 km2 (95.21 sq mi)|
|Population (December 2013)|
|• Density||6.12/km2 (15.9/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Bird||Black Woodpecker|
|Address||144 Inamoto, Tashiro
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).
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.
The economy of Nishimeya is heavily dependent on agriculture and forestry.
- (Japanese) Nishimeya official website
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