Kitatsugaru District, Aomori
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As of September 2013, the district had an estimated population of 40,171 and an area of 304.54 km². Much the city of Goshogawara and part of the city of Aomori was formerly part of Kitatsugaru District.
Towns and villages
The area of Kitatsugaru District was formerly part of Mutsu Province. At the time of the Meiji restoration of 1868, the area consisted of 159 villages, all under the control of Hirosaki Domain. Aomori Prefecture was founded on December 13, 1871, and Kitatsugaru District was carved out for former Tsugaru District on October 30, 1878.
With the establishment of the municipality system on April 1, 1889, Kitatsugaru District, organized into 23 villages, was established.
- 1898 - Goshogawara was elevated to city status.
- 1920 – Kanagi and Itayanagi were elevated to town status.
- 1941 – Nakasato and Tsuruta were elevated to town status
- On March 28, 2005 the town of Kanagi and the village of Shiura merged into the city of Goshogawara.
- On March 28, 2005 the town of Nakasato and the village of Kodomari merged to form the new town of Nakadomari.