Gojōme, Akita

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Gojōme

五城目町
Town
Gojōme Town Hall
Gojōme Town Hall
Flag of Gojōme
Flag
Official seal of Gojōme
Seal
Location of Gojōme in Akita Prefecture
Location of Gojōme in Akita Prefecture
Gojōme is located in Japan
Gojōme
Gojōme
 
Coordinates: 39°56′38″N 140°6′41.9″E / 39.94389°N 140.111639°E / 39.94389; 140.111639Coordinates: 39°56′38″N 140°6′41.9″E / 39.94389°N 140.111639°E / 39.94389; 140.111639
CountryJapan
RegionTōhoku
PrefectureAkita
DistrictMinamiakita
Area
 • Total214.94 km2 (82.99 sq mi)
Population
 (August 2013)
 • Total9,946
 • Density46.1/km2 (119/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
Symbols 
• TreeCryptomeria
• FlowerLilium auratum
• BirdJapanese bush-warbler
Phone number018-852-5100
Address1-1-1 Nishi-isonome, Gojōme-machi, Minami-akita-gun, Akita-ken 018-1725
Websitehttp://www.town.gojome.akita.jp/

Gojōme (五城目町, Gojōme-machi) is a town located in Akita, Japan. As of August 2013, the town had an estimated population of 9,946, and a population density of 46.1 persons per km2. The total area was 214.94  km2. (The population of the town has been falling; compared to an estimate of 15,953 residents in 1980,[1] the population is estimated at 11,057[2] as of July, 2010.)

Geography[edit]

Gojōme is located in coastal plains of northwestern Akita Prefecture. It is approximately 30 km north of the city of Akita.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area of present-day Gojōme 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 village of Gojōme was created on April 1, 1889. It was elevated to town status on January 18, 1896.

Economy[edit]

The economy of Gojōme is based primarily on agriculture.

Transportation[edit]

Highway[edit]

Noted people from Gojōme[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ 五城目町55年のあゆみ(昭和) (PDF). Gojōme official website (in Japanese). Gojōme Town. Retrieved 7 October 2011.
  2. ^ http://www.cs.town.gojome.akita.jp/ Gojōme town website

External links[edit]

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