Nishimeya village hall
Location of Nishimeya in Aomori Prefecture
|• Total||246.02 km2 (94.99 sq mi)|
|Population (September 1, 2015)|
|• Density||5.91/km2 (15.3/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|• Bird||Black woodpecker|
|Address||144 Inamoto, Tashiro Nishimeya-mura, Nakatsugaru-gun, Aomori-ken 036-1492|
Nishimeya (西目屋村 Nishimeya-mura?) is a village located in Nakatsugaru District of southern Aomori Prefecture in the northern Tōhoku region of Japan. As of September 2015, the village had an estimated population of 1,454 and a population density of 5.91 persons per km2. Its total area was 246.02 square kilometres (94.99 sq mi).
Nishimeya is located in the far southern edge of Aomori Prefecture, bordering Akita Prefecture and the Shirakami-Sanchi mountain range. The village has a cold maritime climate characterized by cool short summers and long cold winters with heavy snowfall. The mountainous area is home to many indigenous plant and animal species. Wildlife includes Japanese macaque monkeys, kamoshika, tanuki and Asian black bears.
The area around Nishimeya was controlled by the Nambu clan of Morioka Domain during the Edo period. It became a village of the Nakatsugaru District on April 1, 1898 with the establishment of the municipalities system after the start of the Meiji period.
The economy of Nishimeya is heavily dependent on agriculture and forestry.
Nishimeya has one elementary school.
Sister city relations
- "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Retrieved 21 November 2015.
- (Japanese) Official website
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