Rahul Sharma

Hiraka, Aomori

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Country  Japan
Prefecture  Aomori Prefecture
Local time  Sunday 11:30 AM
Region  Tōhoku
Bird  Copper pheasant
Population  22,053 (1 Jan 2006)
Hiraka, Aomori
Merged  January 1, 2006 (now part of Hirakawa)
Time zone  Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Weather  2°C, Wind NW at 11 km/h, 51% Humidity
District  Minamitsugaru District, Aomori

Hiraka (平賀町, Hiraka-machi) was a town located in Minamitsugaru District in central Aomori Prefecture, Japan.

Hiraka was founded on March 1, 1955 through the merger of the towns of Taikoji and Kashiwagi with the villages of Takedate, Ozaki and Machiya.

On January 1, 2006, Hiraka, along with the town of Onoe, and the village of Ikarigaseki (all from Minamitsugaru District), was merged to create the new city of Hirakawa, and thus no longer exists as an independent municipality.

An inland village, Hiraka had an agriculture-based economy and was noted for its production of apples. At the time of its merger, Hiraka had an estimated population of 22,053 and a population density of 99.5 persons per km2. The total area was 221.61 km2.

Hiraka was served by Route 102 (Japan) and Route 454 (Japan) highways, as well as by four stations on the Kōnan Railway Kōnan Line.

References

Hiraka, Aomori Wikipedia


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