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Location of Kanagi in Aomori Prefecture
|Merged||March 28, 2005
(now part of Goshogawara)
|• Total||125.97 km2 (48.64 sq mi)|
|Population (March 1, 2005)|
|• Density||83.8/km2 (217/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
Kanagi was located in central Tsugaru Peninsula, in an area known for severe winter weather conditions and blizzards. The town was also known as the birthplace of famed author Osamu Dazai. The area was part of Hirosaki Domain during the Edo period. After the Meiji Restoration, Kanagi Village was created in 1898. It was raised to town status in 1920. In 1955, it annexed neighboring Kase and Kira villages.
On March 28, 2005, Kanagi, along with the neighboring village of Shiura (also from Kitatsugaru District), was merged into the expanded city of Goshogawara, and thus no longer exists as an independent municipality.
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