Momoishi, Aomori

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Momoishi
百石町
Former municipality
Location of Momoishi in Aomori Prefecture
Location of Momoishi in Aomori Prefecture
Momoishi is located in Japan
Momoishi
Momoishi
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 40°35′41.80″N 141°25′42.3″E / 40.5949444°N 141.428417°E / 40.5949444; 141.428417Coordinates: 40°35′41.80″N 141°25′42.3″E / 40.5949444°N 141.428417°E / 40.5949444; 141.428417
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Aomori Prefecture
District Kamikita
Merged March 1, 2006
(now part of Oirase)
Area
 • Total 21.44 km2 (8.28 sq mi)
Population (February 1, 2006)
 • Total 9,970
 • Density 465/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Symbols
 • Tree Ginkgo
 • Flower plum
 • Bird common gull
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)

Momoishi (百石町?, Momoishi-machi) was a town located in Kamikita District in central Aomori Prefecture, Japan.

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.

At the time of its merger, Momoishi had an estimated population of 9,970 and a population density of 465 persons per km². The total area was 21.44 km².

Momoishi was served by Route 45 (Japan) and Route 338 (Japan) highways, but had no train service.