Yokohama, Aomori

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Yokohama
横浜町
Town
Windpower farm in Yokohama
Windpower farm in Yokohama
Flag of Yokohama
Flag
Official seal of Yokohama
Seal
Location of Yokohama in Aomori Prefecture
Location of Yokohama in Aomori Prefecture
Yokohama is located in Japan
Yokohama
Yokohama
 
Coordinates: 41°04′59.3″N 141°14′52.1″E / 41.083139°N 141.247806°E / 41.083139; 141.247806Coordinates: 41°04′59.3″N 141°14′52.1″E / 41.083139°N 141.247806°E / 41.083139; 141.247806
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Aomori Prefecture
District Kamikita
Area
 • Total 126.38 km2 (48.80 sq mi)
Population (February 1, 2017)
 • Total 4,711
 • Density 37.3/km2 (97/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Keyaki
- Flower Rapeseed
- Bird Plover
- Fish Sea cucumber
Phone number 0175-78-2111
Address Teranoshita 35, Yokohama-machi, Kitakami-gun, Aomori-ken 039-4145
Website Official website
Yokohama Town Hall

Yokohama (横浜町?, Yokohama-machi) is a town located in Kamikita District of northeastern Aomori Prefecture in Tōhoku region of northern Japan. As of 1 February 2017, the town had an estimated population of 4,711 and a population density of 37.3 persons per km², in 2107 households.[1] The total area of the town was 126.38 square kilometres (48.80 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Yokohama occupies the northeastern coastline of Mutsu Bay, at the entrance to Shimokita Peninsula. The town has a cold maritime climate characterized by cool short summers and long cold winters with heavy snowfall (Köppen climate classification Cfb). The average annual temperature in Yokohama is 9.1 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1262 mm with September as the wettest month.The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 21.9 °C, and lowest in January, at around -2.6 °C.[2]

Neighbouring municipalities[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Per Japanese census data,[3] the population of Yokohama has declined over the past 40 years.

Census Year Population
1970 7,144
1980 6,590
1990 6,126
2000 5,508
2010 4,880

History[edit]

The area around Yokohama was controlled by the Nambu clan of Morioka Domain during the Edo period. During the post-Meiji restoration cadastral reform of April 1, 1889, it was proclaimed to be a village. Yokohama was elevated to town status on April 1, 1958.

Economy[edit]

The economy of Yokohama was traditionally heavily dependent on commercial fishing in Mutsu Bay, primarily for sea cucumber, the local specialty, as well as sea urchin roe and scallops. With regards to agriculture, rapeseed and potato farming predominates. Electrical power production via wind farms also contributes to the local economy.

Education[edit]

Yokohama has four public elementary schools and one public middle school operated by the town government. The town does not have a high school.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Yokohama, Aomori at Wikimedia Commons