Itayanagi, Aomori

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Itayanagi
板柳町
Town
Itayanagi town hall
Itayanagi town hall
Flag of Itayanagi
Flag
Official seal of Itayanagi
Seal
Location of Itayanagi in Aomori Prefecture
Location of Itayanagi in Aomori Prefecture
Itayanagi is located in Japan
Itayanagi
Itayanagi
 
Coordinates: 40°41′45.2″N 140°27′26.1″E / 40.695889°N 140.457250°E / 40.695889; 140.457250Coordinates: 40°41′45.2″N 140°27′26.1″E / 40.695889°N 140.457250°E / 40.695889; 140.457250
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Aomori Prefecture
District Kitatsugaru
Area
 • Total 41.88 km2 (16.17 sq mi)
Population (November 2015)
 • Total 14,136
 • Density 338/km2 (880/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Maple
- Flower Platycodon grandiflorus
Phone number 0172-73-2111
Address 239-3 Doi, Itayanagi-machi,Kitatsugraru-gun, Aomoir-ken 038-3692
Website Official website

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).

Geography[edit]

Itayanagi is located at the base of Tsugaru Peninsula. The town has a cold maritime climate characterized by cool short summers and long cold winters with heavy snowfall.

Neighbouring municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

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.

Economy[edit]

The economy of Itayanagi is heavily dependent on horticulture, especially for apples, with rice as a secondary crop.

Education[edit]

Itayanagi has four elementary schools, one middle school and one high school.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

International relations[edit]

Noted people from Itayanagi[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US-Japan Sister Cities by State". Asia Matters for America. Honolulu, HI: East-West Center. Retrieved 20 November 2015. 
  2. ^ "Beijing Changping official home page". Itayanagi student’s delegation from Japan visits Changping. Retrieved 20 November 2015. 

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