Rokunohe, Aomori

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Rokunohe
六戸町
Town
Rokunohe Town Office
Rokunohe Town Office
Official seal of Rokunohe
Seal
Location of Rokunohe in  Aomori Prefecture
Location of Rokunohe in Aomori Prefecture
Rokunohe is located in Japan
Rokunohe
Rokunohe
 
Coordinates: 40°36′N 141°19′E / 40.600°N 141.317°E / 40.600; 141.317Coordinates: 40°36′N 141°19′E / 40.600°N 141.317°E / 40.600; 141.317
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Aomori Prefecture
District Kamikita
Area
 • Total 84.06 km2 (32.46 sq mi)
Population (April 2012)
 • Total 10,195
 • Density 121/km2 (310/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Maple
- Flower Mountain cherry
- Bird Lark
Phone number 0176-55-3111
Address
Inuotose, Rokunohe-machi, Kitakami-gun, Aomori-ken 039-2932
Website Rokunohe Town HP

Rokunohe (六戸町 Rokunohe-machi?) is a town located in Kamikita District of northeastern Aomori Prefecture in the Tōhoku region of Japan. As of April 2012, the town had an estimated population of 10,195 and a population density of 121 persons per km². Its total area was 84.06 km².

Geography[edit]

Rokunohe is in east-central Aomori Prefecture, in relatively flat lands watered by the Oirase River. The town has a cold maritime climate characterized by cool short summers and long cold winters with heavy snowfall.

Neighbouring municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

Rokunohe began as a fortified settlement established by the Northern Fujiwara in the late Heian period. During the Edo period, the area was controlled by the Nambu clan of Morioka Domain. During the cadastral reform of 1889, Rokunohe Village was proclaimed from the merger of seven small hamlets. On February 1, 1948, a portion of Rokunohe was merged into neighboring Misawa. The remaining portion of Rokunohe was elevated to town status on October 1, 1957.

Economy[edit]

The economy of Rokunohe is heavily dependent on agriculture and stock raising. Primary crops include rice, Japanese yam, carrots and garlic.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

The Towada Kankō Electric Railway Line, which had following five stations in the town, was discontinued in 2012:

Highway[edit]

Noted people from Rokunohe[edit]

  • Tatsuya Araidai – professional karate athlete

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