Itayanagi town hall
Location of Itayanagi in Aomori Prefecture
|• Total||41.88 km2 (16.17 sq mi)|
|Population (November 2015)|
|• Density||338/km2 (880/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Flower||Platycodon grandiflorus|
|Address||239-3 Doi, Itayanagi-machi,Kitatsugraru-gun, Aomoir-ken 038-3692|
Itayanagi (板柳町 Itayanagi-machi?) is a town located in Kitatsugaru District of northeastern Aomori Prefecture in the northern Tōhoku region of Japan. As of November 2015, the town had an estimated population of 14,136 and a population density of 338 persons per km². Its total area was 41.88 square kilometres (16.17 sq mi).
The area around Itayanagi was controlled by the Nambu clan of Morioka Domain during the Edo period, and was the location of a daikansho. After the Meiji Restoration, on March 27, 1895 it was formed into a village. It was elevated to town status on April 1, 1920. On March 10, 1955, it annexed the neighboring villages of Hataoka, Koami, and Arakawa.
Itayanagi has four elementary schools, one middle school and one high school.
Noted people from Itayanagi
- Chū Kudō – Manchukuo politician
- Hayateumi Hidehito - sumo wrestler
- Takamisakari Seiken – sumo wrestler
- Kayoko Fukushi – track and field athlete
- Mami Matsuyama – pop idol singer
- Norio Nagayama – mass murder and novelist
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- (Japanese) Itayanagi official website