Ōgata, Akita

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Ōgata Village Office
Ōgata Village Office
Flag of Ōgata
Official seal of Ōgata
Location of Ōgata in Akita Prefecture
Location of Ōgata in Akita Prefecture
Ōgata is located in Japan
Location of Ōgata in Akita Prefecture
Coordinates: 40°1′4.1″N 139°57′35.8″E / 40.017806°N 139.959944°E / 40.017806; 139.959944Coordinates: 40°1′4.1″N 139°57′35.8″E / 40.017806°N 139.959944°E / 40.017806; 139.959944
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Akita Prefecture
District Minamiakita
 • -Mayor Hiroto Takahashi
 • Total 170.11 km2 (65.68 sq mi)
Population (May 2015)
 • Total 3,108
 • Density 18.3/km2 (47/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Japanese Black Pine
- Flower Scarlet Sage
- Bird Swan
Phone number 0185-45-2111
Address 1-1 Chūō, Ōgata-mura, Minamiakita-gun, Akita-ken 010-0494
Website www.ogata.or.jp
Oga Peninsula and Ōgata Village

Ōgata (大潟村, Ōgata-mura) is a village located in Minamiakita District, Akita Prefecture, in the northern Tohoku region of Japan. As of May 2015, the village had an estimated population of 3,108 and a population density 18.3 persons per km². The total area was 170.11 square kilometres (65.68 sq mi).

The village is known internationally for its Solarcar Rally and Eco car races.

The NHK Ōgata Transmitter is located in the village. It is used for transmissions on 774 kHz with a power of 500 kW.


Ōgata is located northwestern Akita Prefecture. The village consists entirely of land reclaimed from the former Lake Hachirōgata, and as a consequence is flat, and mostly below sea level.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]


Land reclamation work began at Lake Hachirōgata in April 1957. The new village of Ōgata was formally established on October 1, 1964, with the first settlers arriving in November 1967.


The economy of Ōgata is based on agriculture.


Ōgata is not served by any railways or highways.

Sister city relations[edit]


  1. ^ "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Retrieved 21 November 2015. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Ōgata, Akita at Wikimedia Commons