Rokunohe Town Office
Location of Rokunohe in Aomori Prefecture
|• Total||84.06 km2 (32.46 sq mi)|
|Population (April 2012)|
|• Density||121/km2 (310/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Flower||Mountain cherry|
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.
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.
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.
The Towada Kankō Electric Railway Line, which had following five stations in the town, was discontinued in 2012:
Noted people from Rokunohe
- Tatsuya Araidai – professional karate athlete
- (Japanese) Rokunohe official website
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