Hokuei, Tottori

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Hokuei
北栄町
Town
Location of Hokuei in Tottori Prefecture
Location of Hokuei in Tottori Prefecture
Hokuei is located in Japan
Hokuei
Hokuei
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°29′N 133°46′E / 35.483°N 133.767°E / 35.483; 133.767Coordinates: 35°29′N 133°46′E / 35.483°N 133.767°E / 35.483; 133.767
Country Japan
Region Chūgoku
San'in
Prefecture Tottori Prefecture
District Tōhaku
Area
 • Total 57.15 km2 (22.07 sq mi)
Population (May 1, 2008)
 • Total 15,622
 • Density 270/km2 (710/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Website Town of Hokuei
Gosho Aoyama Manga Factory

Hokuei (北栄町 Hokuei-chō?) is a town located in Tōhaku District, Tottori Prefecture, Japan. Bordering it are Kotoura to the west, Kurayoshi to the south and Yurihama to the east.

As of May 1, 2008, the town has an estimated population of 15,622 and a density of 273 persons per km². The total area is 57.15 km².

Hokuei was created on October 1, 2005, from the merger of the towns of Hōjō and Daiei, both from Tōhaku District.

Its main agricultural products are watermelon, nagaimo, tobacco, rakkyō, grapes and wine. It has nine wind turbines along the coast, which faces the Sea of Japan.

Famous people[edit]

  • Gosho Aoyama - Born in formerly Daiei town. Creator of the manga series Case Closed. In 2007, a museum dedicated to the series, called the Gosho Aoyama Manga Factory, was opened in his home town.

External links[edit]

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