Aoni Onsen in the mountains of Kuroishi
Location of Kuroishi in Aomori Prefecture
|• Total||217.05 km2 (83.80 sq mi)|
|Population (September 1, 2015)|
|• Density||156/km2 (400/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|• Tree||Painted maple (Acer mono)|
|• Flower||Apple (Malus domestica)|
|• Bird||Japanese wagtail (Motacilla grandis)|
|Address||11-1 Ichinomachi, Kuroishi-shi, Aomori-ken 036-0396|
Kuroishi is located in west-central Aomori Prefecture. The city has a cold maritime climate characterized by cool summers and cold winters with heavy snowfall.
The area of Kuroishi was part of the holdings of the Tsugaru clan of Morioka Domain in the Edo period, and became Kuroishi Domain in 1809. After the Meiji Restoration, the town of Kuroishi was established in 1898 within Minaitsugaru District in Aomori Prefecture.
The modern city was founded on July 1, 1954, from the merger of the town of Kuroishi absorbing with the villages of Nakago, Rokugo, Yamagata and Aseishi. On October 1, 1956, Kuroishi absorbed a portion of Onoe.
The economy of Kuroishi is heavily dependent on agriculture. The city serves as a minor regional commercial center. Agricultural produce includes rice and apples.
Kuroishi has ten elementary schools, four middle schools, two high schools and one special education school.
Sister city relations
- – Wenatchee, Washington, United States – from 1971
- – Yeongcheon, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea  – from 1984
Noted people from Kuroishi
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