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Location of Hiraka in Aomori Prefecture
|Merged||January 1, 2006
(now part of Hirakawa)
|• Total||221.61 km2 (85.56 sq mi)|
|Population (January 1, 2006)|
|• Density||99.5/km2 (258/sq mi)|
|• Bird||Copper pheasant|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
Hiraka was founded on March 1, 1955 through the merger of the towns of Taikoji and Kashiwagi with the villages of Takedate, Ozaki and Machiya.
On January 1, 2006, Hiraka, along with the town of Onoe, and the village of Ikarigaseki (all from Minamitsugaru District), was merged to create the new city of Hirakawa, and thus no longer exists as an independent municipality.
An inland village, Hiraka had an agriculture-based economy and was noted for its production of apples. At the time of its merger, Hiraka had an estimated population of 22,053 and a population density of 99.5 persons per km2. The total area was 221.61 km2.
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