Location of Towadako in Aomori Prefecture
|Merged||March 1, 2005
(now part of Towada)
|• Total||372.2 km2 (143.7 sq mi)|
|Population (January 1, 2005)|
|• Density||26.42/km2 (68.4/sq mi)|
|• Tree||Japanese rowan|
|• Bird||Mandarin duck|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|Website||City of Towada|
Located in south-central Aomori Prefecture, and encompassing the Aomori shoreline of Lake Towada, the town of Towadako had an economy based on tourism, forestry and agriculture.
Towadako was served by Route 102 (Japan) highway, but had no railway service.
Hōosawa Village was founded in 1889 from the merger of the hamlets of Hōryō, Oirase, and Sawada. It changed its name to Towada Village in 1931 and was elevated to town status in 1955. In April 1975, it changed its name to Towadako Town. On January 1, 2005, Towadako was merged into the neighboring city of Towada, and thus it no longer exists as an independent municipality.
- Towada city official website (Japanese)
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