Hirakawa, Aomori

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Hirakawa
平川市
City
Hirakawa city hall
Hirakawa city hall
Flag of Hirakawa
Flag
Official seal of Hirakawa
Seal
Location of Hirakawa in Aomori Prefecture
Location of Hirakawa in Aomori Prefecture
Hirakawa is located in Japan
Hirakawa
Hirakawa
 
Coordinates: 40°35′2.8″N 140°33′59.3″E / 40.584111°N 140.566472°E / 40.584111; 140.566472Coordinates: 40°35′2.8″N 140°33′59.3″E / 40.584111°N 140.566472°E / 40.584111; 140.566472
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Aomori Prefecture
Area
 • Total 346.01 km2 (133.60 sq mi)
Population (September 2015)
 • Total 32,127
 • Density 92.8/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Japanese black pine (Pinus thunbergii)
- Flower Indian lotus (Nelumbo nucifera)
- Bird Oriental turtle dove (Streptopelia orientalis)
Phone number 0172-44-1111
Address 25-6 Kashiwagichō Fujiwara, Hirakawa-shi, Aomori-ken 036-0104
Website Official website

Hirakawa (平川市 Hirakawa-shi?) is a city located in south-central Aomori Prefecture, in the Tohoku region of northern Japan.

As of September 2015, the city had an estimated population of 32,127 and a population density of 92.8 persons per km2. The total area was 346.01 square kilometres (133.60 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Hirakawa is located in the mountains and hills to be northwest of Lake Towada. The city has a cold maritime climate characterized by cool summers and cold winters with very heavy snowfall.

Neighbouring municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area around Hirakawa was part of the Hirosaki Domain of the Tsugaru clan during the Edo period. After the Meiji Restoration, it became part of Minamitsugaru District.

The modern city of Hirakawa was established on January 1, 2006, from the merger of the towns of Hiraka and Onoe, and the village of Ikarigaseki (all from Minamitsugaru District).

Economy[edit]

The economy of Hirakawa is primarily agricultural, with rice and apples as the predominant crops. The city government is encouraging the development of highland vegetables and a local brand of beef. [1]

Education[edit]

Hirahara has nine elementary schools, four middle schools and two high schools.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "HIrakawa Introduction". Hirakawa City Government. Retrieved 22 December 2015. 

External links[edit]