Kuroishi, Aomori

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Kuroishi
黒石市
City
Aoni Onsen in the mountains of Kuroishi
Aoni Onsen in the mountains of Kuroishi
Flag of Kuroishi
Flag
Official seal of Kuroishi
Seal
Location of Kuroishi in Aomori Prefecture
Location of Kuroishi in Aomori Prefecture
Kuroishi is located in Japan
Kuroishi
Kuroishi
 
Coordinates: 40°38′33.4″N 140°36′40.7″E / 40.642611°N 140.611306°E / 40.642611; 140.611306Coordinates: 40°38′33.4″N 140°36′40.7″E / 40.642611°N 140.611306°E / 40.642611; 140.611306
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Aomori Prefecture
Area
 • Total 217.05 km2 (83.80 sq mi)
Population (September 1, 2015)
 • Total 33,803
 • Density 156/km2 (400/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols  
• Tree Painted maple (Acer mono)
• Flower Apple (Malus domestica)
• Bird Japanese wagtail (Motacilla grandis)
Phone number 0173-42-2111
Address 11-1 Ichinomachi, Kuroishi-shi, Aomori-ken 036-0396
Website Official website
Kuroishi City Hall

Kuroishi (黒石市?, Kuroishi-shi) is a city located in Aomori Prefecture in the northern Tōhoku region of Japan.

As of September 2015, the city had an estimated population of 33,803 and a population density of 156 persons per km2. The total area was 217.05 square kilometres (83.80 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

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.

Neighbouring municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

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.

Economy[edit]

The economy of Kuroishi is heavily dependent on agriculture. The city serves as a minor regional commercial center. Agricultural produce includes rice and apples.

Education[edit]

Kuroishi has ten elementary schools, four middle schools, two high schools and one special education school.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Sister city relations[edit]

Noted people from Kuroishi[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US-Japan Sister Cities by State". Asia Matters for America. Honolulu, HI: East-West Center. Retrieved 20 November 2015. 
  2. ^ "Yeongcheon official home page". Sister cities. Retrieved 20 November 2015. 

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