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Oga City Hall
Location of Oga in Akita Prefecture
|• -Mayor||Yukio Watanabe (since April 2009)|
|• Total||240.80 km2 (92.97 sq mi)|
|Population (August 2013)|
|• Density||127/km2 (330/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Bird||Grey Heron|
|Address||66-1 Izumidai, Funagawaminato Funagawa, Oga-shi, Akita-ken 010-0595|
Much of the city is within the boundaries of the Oga Quasi-National Park.
Oga is located on the Oga Peninsula in northwestern Akita Prefecture, bordered by the Sea of Japan to the north, west and south.
The modern city of Oga was created on March 31, 1954 by the merger of the town of Funagawaminato with four neighboring villages (all from MInamiakita District).
The economy of Oga is based on commercial fishing and agriculture.
- Nyudosaki Lighthouse – one of the "50 Lighthouses of Japan"
Oga is famous for its Namahage Festival, a traditional event held on New Year's Eve in which groups of men dressed as ogre-like deities called "Namahage" with masks and straw raincoats visit houses at night.
- "Oga Namahage Festival". Japan: Japan National Tourism Organization. Retrieved 23 August 2011.
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- Oga City official website (Japanese)