Fujisato, Akita

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Fujisato
藤里町
Town
Fujisato Town Hall
Fujisato Town Hall
Flag of Fujisato
Flag
Official seal of Fujisato
Seal
Location of Fujisato in Akita Prefecture
Location of Fujisato in Akita Prefecture
Fujisato is located in Japan
Fujisato
Fujisato
 
Coordinates: 40°17′N 140°16′E / 40.283°N 140.267°E / 40.283; 140.267Coordinates: 40°17′N 140°16′E / 40.283°N 140.267°E / 40.283; 140.267
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Akita
District Yamamoto
Area
 • Total 281.98 km2 (108.87 sq mi)
Population (August 2013)
 • Total 3,662
 • Density 12.8/km2 (33/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City symbols  
• Tree Fagus crenata
• Flower Wisteria floribunda
• Bird Black woodpecker
Phone number 0185-79-2111
Address Fujigoto 8, Fujigoto-aze Fujisato-machi, Yamamoto-gun, Akita-ken 018-3201
Website Official website

Fujisato (藤里町 Fujisato-machi?) is a town located in Yamamoto District, Akita, Japan. As of August 2013, the town had an estimated population of 3,622 and a population density of 12.8 persons per km2. The total area was 281.98  km2.

Geography[edit]

Fujisato is located at the far northwestern of Akita Prefecture, bordered by the World Heritage Site Shirakami Mountains to the south, and by Aomori Prefecture to the north. The town itself is nestled in a small valley at the base of the Shirakami Mountains. The hillsides are brimming with lush green in the summer, amazing orange in the autumn, and covered in white snow during the winter. Due to its location in the middle of the mountains, the temperature in Fujisato can get remarkably cold at night, with snowfall tending to be somewhat greater than that in neighboring municipalities.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area of present-day Fujisato was part of ancient Dewa Province, dominated by the Satake clan during the Edo period, who ruled Kubota Domain under the Tokugawa shogunate. The modern town of Fujisato was established on March 31, 1955 from the merger of the villages of Fujigoto and Kasuge, both from Yamamoto District.

Economy[edit]

The economy of Fujisato is based on agriculture.

Transportation[edit]

Fujisato is not served by either rail connections, or the Japanese national highway system. Access is primarily through Akita Prefectural Road 200 or 317.

External links[edit]

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