Prefecture Aomori Prefecture
- Tree Siebold’s Beech
Local time Saturday 4:58 PM
Population 8,592 (Sep 2015)
|Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
Weather 5°C, Wind W at 18 km/h, 77% Humidity
Points of interest Aoike, Nabeishi Hot Spring, Resort Shirakami, Mt Shirakami, Shunkosan Enkaku Temple
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Fukaura (深浦町, Fukaura-machi) is a town located in Nishitsugaru District of Aomori Prefecture in the Tōhoku region of northern Japan. As of November 2013, the town had an estimated population of 8,592 and a population density of 17.6 persons per km². Its total area was 488.85 km2 (188.75 sq mi).
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- Map of Fukaura Nishitsugaru District Aomori Prefecture Japan
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- Neighbouring municipalities
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- Noted people from Fukaura
Map of Fukaura, Nishitsugaru District, Aomori Prefecture, Japan
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Fukaura occupies the far southwestern coastline of Aomori Prefecture, facing the Sea of Japan. The town has a cold humid continental climate (Köppen Dfa) characterized by warm short summers and long cold winters with heavy snowfall.
The area around Fukaura was controlled by the Nambu clan of Morioka Domain during the Edo period. It became a village in the Nishitsugaru District in 1889, and was elevated to town status on April1 1, 1926. On July 29, 1955, Fukura annexed the neighboring village of Otose. On March 31, 2005 it was merged with the neighboring village of Iwasaki.
Fukaura is the home town of four current sumo wrestlers: Kaiho, Aminishiki, Asofuji and Masatsukasa. It is believed to be the first time that four elite sekitori-ranked wrestlers have come from the same town.
The economy of Fukaura is heavily dependent on commercial fishing.
There is also a small tourism industry centered on the Shirakami Sanchi UNESCO World Heritage area, particularly the Juniko Lakes on its periphery.
Fukaura has three elementary schools, three middle schools and one high school.