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Location of Momoishi in Aomori Prefecture
|Merged||March 1, 2006
(now part of Oirase)
|• Total||21.44 km2 (8.28 sq mi)|
|Population (February 1, 2006)|
|• Density||465/km2 (1,200/sq mi)|
|• Bird||common gull|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
On March 1, 2006, Momoishi, along with the neighboring town of Shimoda (also from Kamikita District), was merged to create the town of Oirase, and thus it no longer exists as an independent municipality.
Momoishi Village was founded on April 1, 1889. On April 20, 1929 it was elevated to town status.
Bordering the Pacific Ocean, the town had an agriculture-based economy based on commercial fishing and the production of rice, strawberries and Japanese yams. The major local industry was Momokawa Brewing, Inc, a nationally known sake brewer.
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