Towadako, Aomori

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Towadako
十和田湖町
Former municipality
Location of Towadako in Aomori Prefecture
Location of Towadako in Aomori Prefecture
Towadako is located in Japan
Towadako
Towadako
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 40°35′11.3″N 141°06′32.4″E / 40.586472°N 141.109000°E / 40.586472; 141.109000Coordinates: 40°35′11.3″N 141°06′32.4″E / 40.586472°N 141.109000°E / 40.586472; 141.109000
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Aomori Prefecture
District Kamikita
Merged March 1, 2005
(now part of Towada)
Area
 • Total 372.2 km2 (143.7 sq mi)
Population (January 1, 2005)
 • Total 9,834
 • Density 26.42/km2 (68.4/sq mi)
Symbols
 • Tree Japanese rowan
 • Flower Shakunage
 • Bird Mandarin duck
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Website City of Towada

Towadako (十和田湖町 Towadako-machi?) was a town located in Kamikita District in central Aomori Prefecture, Japan.

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.

At the time of its merger, the town had an estimated population of 9,834 and a density of 26.42 persons per km2. The total area was 372.2 km2.

Towadako was served by Route 102 (Japan) highway, but had no railway service.

History[edit]

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.

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