Tōhoku Town Hall
Location of Tōhoku in Aomori Prefecture
|• Total||326.50 km2 (126.06 sq mi)|
|Population (January 1, 2017)|
|• Density||55.8/km2 (145/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Red Pine|
|Address||4-32-484 Kamikita-Minami, Tohoku-machi, Kamikita-gun, Aomori-ken 039-2492|
Tōhoku (東北町? Tōhoku-machi) is a town located in Kamikita District of northeastern Aomori Prefecture in the Tōhoku region of Japan. As of 31 January 2017[update], the town had an estimated population of 18,217 and a population density of 55.8 persons per km² in 7,216 households. The total area of the town was 326.50 square kilometres (126.06 sq mi).
Tōhoku is located in north-central Aomori Prefecture, bordering on the west shore of Lake Ogawara. The town has a cold maritime climate characterized by cool short summers and long cold winters with heavy snowfall (Köppen climate classification Cfa). The average annual temperature in Tōhoku is 9.8 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1217 mm with September as the wettest month.The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 22.5 °C, and lowest in January, at around -2.1 °C.
Per Japanese census data, the population of Tōhoku has steadily declined over the past 40 years.
During the Edo period, the area around Tōhoku was controlled by the Nambu clan of Morioka Domain, becoming part of the territories of Shichinohe Domain in the latter half of the Edo period. In the post-Meiji Restoration cadastral reform of April 1, 1889, Katchi (甲地村? Katchi-mura) was created. It was elevated to town status on November 1, 1963, at which time it was renamed to its present name. The neighboring town of Kamikita merged with Tōhoku on March 31, 2005.
Tōhoku has seven public elementary schools and two public middle schools operated by the town government. The town does not have a high school.
Noted people from Tōhoku
Media related to Tōhoku, Aomori at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (Japanese)