Yomogita, Aomori

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Yomogita
蓬田村
Village
Yomogita Station
Yomogita Station
Flag of Yomogita
Flag
Official seal of Yomogita
Seal
Location of Yomogita in Aomori Prefecture
Location of Yomogita in Aomori Prefecture
Yomogita is located in Japan
Yomogita
Yomogita
 
Coordinates: 40°58′N 140°30′E / 40.967°N 140.500°E / 40.967; 140.500Coordinates: 40°58′N 140°30′E / 40.967°N 140.500°E / 40.967; 140.500
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Aomori
District Higashitsugaru
Area
 • Total 80.65 km2 (31.14 sq mi)
Population (February 2015)
 • Total 3,042
 • Density 37.7/km2 (98/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City symbols  
• Tree Japanese black pine
• Flower Rosa rugosa
• Bird Whooper swan
Phone number 0174-27-2111
Address 1-3 Shiooshi, Yomogita-mura,
Higashitsugaru-gun, Aomori-ken 030-1211
Website Official website

Yomogita (蓬田村?, Yomogita-mura) is a village located in Higashitsugaru District of northeastern Aomori Prefecture in the Tōhoku region of Japan. As of February 2015, the village had an estimated population of 3,042 and a population density of 37.7 persons per km2. Its total area was 80.65 km2.

Geography[edit]

Yomogita occupies the eastern coastline of Tsugaru Peninsula, facing Mutsu Bay. The village has a cold maritime climate characterized by cool short summers and long cold winters with heavy snowfall.

Neighbouring municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area around Yomogita was controlled by the Nambu clan of Morioka Domain during the Edo period. During the cadastral reform of 1889, it was established as a village.

Economy[edit]

The economy of Yomogita is heavily dependent on agriculture (rice and tomatoes) and commercial fishing. Some of the locally caught seafood include sea urchin roe, sea cucumber, scallops, abalone and squid.

Education[edit]

Yomogita has one elementary school and one middle school.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Noted people from Yomogita[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Yomogita, Aomori at Wikimedia Commons