Mount Iwaki stands prominently to the southwest
Location of Tsugaru in Aomori Prefecture
|• Total||253.55 km2 (97.90 sq mi)|
|Population (November 1, 2015)|
|• Density||135/km2 (350/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Japanese Black Pine|
|- Bird||Common cuckoo|
|Address||61-1 Kizukuri Wakamidori, Tsugaru-shi, Aomori-ken 038-3192|
As of September 1, 2015, the city had an estimated population of 34,301 and a population density of 135 persons per km². The total area was 253.55 square kilometres (97.90 sq mi). The city's name is atypical for a Japanese place name in that it is written in hiragana rather than kanji (see hiragana cities).
Lord Tsugaru has been mentioned in folklore along with Harada Kurando involving fencing and a tale of a "white serpent God." The area of Tsugaru was part of the holdings of the Tsugaru clan of Hirosaki Domain in the Edo period.
The economy of Tsugaru is heavily dependent on agriculture and commercial fishing. The city serves as a minor regional commercial center. Agricultural produce includes rice, apples, melons, watermelons, and Brasenia.
Kizukuri High School is the only high school in Tsugaru. The city also has 10 elementary schools, five middle schools and one special education school.
Sister city relations
- – Bath, Maine, United States  – from 2006
- – Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan – from 1994
- – Shiraoi, Hokkaido, Japan – from 2005
Noted people from Tsugaru
- Shunkichi Takeuchi – politician, former Aomori governor
- Gento Uehara - songwriter
- Kenroku Uehara – songwriter
- Leo Matsumoto – actress
- Ryuhei Aoyama– actor
- Wakanohana Kanji I - yokozuna
- Takanosato Toshihide - yokozuna
- Asahifuji Seiya – yokozuna
- Wakanosato Shinobu - sekiwake
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