Nakadomari, Aomori

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Nakadomari
中泊町
Town
Tatsudomari Line between Kodomari and Cape Tappi
Tatsudomari Line between Kodomari and Cape Tappi
Flag of Nakadomari
Flag
Official seal of Nakadomari
Seal
Location of Nakadomari in  Aomori Prefecture
Location of Nakadomari in Aomori Prefecture
Nakadomari is located in Japan
Nakadomari
Nakadomari
 
Coordinates: 40°58′N 140°26′E / 40.967°N 140.433°E / 40.967; 140.433Coordinates: 40°58′N 140°26′E / 40.967°N 140.433°E / 40.967; 140.433
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Aomori
District Kitatsugaru
Area
 • Total 216.33 km2 (83.53 sq mi)
Population (October 2016)
 • Total 10,905
 • Density 50/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols  
• Tree Hiba
• Flower Chrysanthemum
• Bird Barn swallow
Phone number 0173-57-2111
Address
434 Kameyama, Nakasato, Nakadomari-machi
Kitatsugraru-gun, Aomori-ken 037-0392
Website Nakadomari Town HP

Nakadomari (中泊町 Nakadomari-machi?) is a town located in Kitatsugaru District of northeastern Aomori Prefecture in the Tōhoku region of Japan. As of October 2016, the town had an estimated population of 10,905 and a population density of 50 persons per km2. Its total area was 216.3 km2.

Geography[edit]

Nakadomari consists of two discontinuous areas on Tsugaru Peninsula, one area on the northwest coast facing the Sea of Japan and the other area inland in the center of the peninsula.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

Climate[edit]

The town, like much of western Tohoku, has a cold maritime climate characterized by short summers and long cold winters with heavy snowfall. Snowfall typically begins in late November and lasts through March and sometimes April.[1][2] Blizzard-like conditions, created by strong winds and a heavy accumulation of snow, are common during winter.[3] During these times visibility can be reduced to several feet or less.[4]


Climate data for Nakadomari (1981-2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 1.8
(35.2)
2.3
(36.1)
5.9
(42.6)
12.0
(53.6)
16.6
(61.9)
20.6
(69.1)
24.1
(75.4)
26.7
(80.1)
23.1
(73.6)
17.3
(63.1)
10.8
(51.4)
4.8
(40.6)
13.83
(56.89)
Average low °C (°F) −3.6
(25.5)
−3.5
(25.7)
−1.2
(29.8)
3.3
(37.9)
8.0
(46.4)
12.6
(54.7)
17.3
(63.1)
19.2
(66.6)
14.6
(58.3)
8.4
(47.1)
3.2
(37.8)
−1.1
(30)
6.43
(43.58)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 111.4
(4.386)
77.4
(3.047)
65.3
(2.571)
72.6
(2.858)
95.3
(3.752)
80.8
(3.181)
135.7
(5.343)
155.9
(6.138)
156.3
(6.154)
123.4
(4.858)
143.5
(5.65)
118.7
(4.673)
1,336.3
(52.611)
Source: "Japan Meteorological Agency [2]". Retrieved October 2, 2016. 

Culture[edit]

Nakadomari has several yearly festivals including a firefly festival,[5] summer festival[6] and winter snow festival.[7] They are known locally for producing high quality blueberries and dried squid.[8]

History[edit]

Nakadomari was created on March 28, 2005 as a result of the merger of the town of Nakasato and the village of Kodomari, both from Kitatsugaru District.

Economy[edit]

The economy of Nakadomari is heavily dependent on agriculture and commercial fishing.

Squid drying in Kodomari

Education[edit]

Nakasato High School is the only high school in Nakadomari. The town also has four elementary schools, three in Nakasato and one in Kodomari, and two middle schools, one in Kodomari and one in Nakasato.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[9][edit]

Highway[edit]

Noted people from Nakadomari[edit]

External links[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Agency, Japan Meteorological. "JMA | Climate_Tohoku_district". www.data.jma.go.jp. Retrieved 2016-10-03. 
  2. ^ "気象庁|過去の気象データ検索 Japan Meteorological Agency Climate Stats (In Japanese)". www.data.jma.go.jp. Retrieved 2016-10-03. 
  3. ^ 青森県中泊町. "地勢と気象 - 青森県中泊町". www.town.nakadomari.lg.jp (in Japanese). Retrieved 2016-10-03. 
  4. ^ satokou46 (2014-03-10), Video of someone driving in Kitatsugaru during blizard-like conditions caused by high winds., retrieved 2016-10-03 
  5. ^ "Nakadomari Town Magazine August 2016" (PDF). 
  6. ^ "Nakadomari Town Magazine August 2016 (in Japanese)" (PDF). 
  7. ^ "Nakadomari Town Magazine March 2016" (PDF). 
  8. ^ 青森県中泊町. "特産品 - 青森県中泊町 Nakadomari Famous Goods (in Japanese)". www.town.nakadomari.lg.jp. Retrieved 2016-10-03. 
  9. ^ "津軽鉄道 株式会社". tsutetsu.com. Retrieved 2016-10-03.