Sōma, Aomori

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Sōma
相馬村
Former municipality
Location of Sōma in Aomori Prefecture
Location of Sōma in Aomori Prefecture
Sōma is located in Japan
Sōma
Sōma
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 40°35′6.7″N 140°23′49.8″E / 40.585194°N 140.397167°E / 40.585194; 140.397167Coordinates: 40°35′6.7″N 140°23′49.8″E / 40.585194°N 140.397167°E / 40.585194; 140.397167
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Aomori Prefecture
District Nakatsugaru
Merged February 27, 2006
(now part of Hirosaki)
Area
 • Total 103.54 km2 (39.98 sq mi)
Population (February 1, 2006)
 • Total 3,818
 • Density 36.87/km2 (95.5/sq mi)
Symbols
 • Tree Katsura
 • Flower Far East Amur adonis
 • Bird Common cuckoo
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)

Sōma (相馬村?, Sōma-mura) was a village located in Nakatsugaru District in southern Aomori Prefecture, Japan.

Sōma was located in southern Tsugaru Peninsula, on the border of Akita Prefecture. The area was part of Hirosaki Domain during the Edo period. After the Meiji Restoration, Sōma Village was created in 1889.

On February 1, 2006, Sōma, along with the neighboring town of Iwaki (also from Nakatsugaru District), was merged into the expanded city of Hirosaki, and thus no longer exists as an independent municipality.

At the time of its merger, Sōma had an estimated population of 3,818 and a density of 36.87 persons per km2. The total area was 103.54 km2. The village economy was dominated by agriculture.