Ōhata, Aomori

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Ōhata
大畑町
Former municipality
Location of Ōhata in Aomori Prefecture
Location of Ōhata in Aomori Prefecture
Ōhata is located in Japan
Ōhata
Ōhata
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 41°24′12″N 141°09′43″E / 41.403419°N 141.161957°E / 41.403419; 141.161957Coordinates: 41°24′12″N 141°09′43″E / 41.403419°N 141.161957°E / 41.403419; 141.161957
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Aomori Prefecture
District Shimokita
Merged March 1, 2005
(now part of Mutsu)
Area
 • Total 58.59 km2 (22.62 sq mi)
Population (February 1, 2006)
 • Total 8,663
 • Density 147.8/km2 (383/sq mi)
Symbols
 • Tree Chamaecyparis pisifera
 • Flower Sakura
 • Bird Common gull
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Website Mutsu official website

Ōhata (大畑町?, Ōhata-machi) was a town located in Shimokita District in northern Aomori Prefecture, Japan.

Ōhata Village was founded in 1889. It was elevated to town status on May 1, 1934.

On March 14, 2005, Ōhata, along with the neighboring town of Kawauchi, and the village of Wakinosawa (all from Shimokita District), was merged into the neighboring and expanded city of Mutsu, and thus no longer exists as an independent municipality.

Located in northern Shimokita Peninsula facing Tsugaru Strait, the town of Ōhata had an economy based primarily on commercial fishing, primarily squid, octopus, salmon and sea urchin.

At the time of its merger, the town had an estimated population of 8,663 and a population density of 147.8 persons per km2. The total area was 58.59 km2.

Ōhata was served by Route 279 (Japan) highway, but no railway service. Formerly (from 1939 to 2001), the Ōhata Line connected Ōhata Station with Shimokita Station via eight stations. The train has now been replaced by a bus service.