Morita, Aomori

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Morita
森田村
Former municipality
Location of Morita in Aomori Prefecture
Location of Morita in Aomori Prefecture
Morita is located in Japan
Morita
Morita
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 40°46′44.8″N 140°21′2.1″E / 40.779111°N 140.350583°E / 40.779111; 140.350583Coordinates: 40°46′44.8″N 140°21′2.1″E / 40.779111°N 140.350583°E / 40.779111; 140.350583
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Aomori Prefecture
District Nishitsugaru
Merged February 11, 2005
(now part of Tsugaru)
Area
 • Total 24.12 km2 (9.31 sq mi)
Population (February 1, 2005)
 • Total 5,011
 • Density 207.75/km2 (538.1/sq mi)
Symbols
 • Tree Japanese black pine
 • Flower Apple
 • Bird Oriental turtle-dove
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)

Morita (森田村?, Morita-mura) was a village located in Nishitsugaru District in western Aomori Prefecture, Japan.

Morita Village was located in the central portion of Tsugaru Peninsula. The area was part of Hirosaki Domain during the Edo period. After the Meiji Restoration, Morita Village was created on April 1, 1889.

On February 11, 2005, Morita, along with the town of Kizukuri, and the villages of Inagaki, Kashiwa and Shariki (all from Nishitsugaru District), was merged to create the city of Tsugaru, and thus no longer exists as an independent municipality.

At the time of its merger, Morita had an estimated population of 5,011 and a population density of 207.75 persons per km2. The total area was 24.12 km2. The village economy was dominated by agriculture. The village was served by Mutsu-Morita Station and Nakata Station on the Gonō Line of JR East.

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