Neha Patil

Hirakawa, Aomori

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Country  Japan
Prefecture  Aomori Prefecture
Local time  Sunday 11:31 AM
Region  Tōhoku
Population  32,127 (Sep 2015)
Hirakawa, Aomori httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediacommonsthu
Time zone  Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree  Japanese black pine (Pinus thunbergii)
- Flower  Indian lotus (Nelumbo nucifera)
Weather  2°C, Wind NW at 11 km/h, 51% Humidity
Points of interest  Seibi‑en, Saruka Jinja, Shigabo Forest Park, Shiroiwa Forest Park

Hirakawa (平川市, Hirakawa-shi) is a city located in south-central Aomori Prefecture, in the Tohoku region of northern Japan.

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Map of Hirakawa, Aomori Prefecture, Japan

As of September 2015, the city had an estimated population of 32,127 and a population density of 92.8 persons per km2. The total area was 346.01 square kilometres (133.60 sq mi).

Geography

Hirakawa is located in the mountains and hills to be northwest of Lake Towada. The city has a cold maritime climate characterized by cool summers and cold winters with very heavy snowfall.

Neighbouring municipalities

  • Aomori Prefecture
  • Hirosaki
  • Kuroishi
  • Towada
  • Minamitsugaru District
  • Inakadate
  • Owani
  • Akita Prefecture
  • Ōdate
  • Kosaka
  • History

    The area around Hirakawa was part of the Hirosaki Domain of the Tsugaru clan during the Edo period. After the Meiji Restoration, it became part of Minamitsugaru District.

    The modern city of Hirakawa was established on January 1, 2006, from the merger of the towns of Hiraka and Onoe, and the village of Ikarigaseki (all from Minamitsugaru District).

    Economy

    The economy of Hirakawa is primarily agricultural, with rice and apples as the predominant crops. The city government is encouraging the development of highland vegetables and a local brand of beef.

    Education

    Hirakawa has nine elementary schools, four middle schools and two high schools.

    Railway

  • East Japan Railway Company -Ōu Main Line
  • Tsugaru-Yunosawa, Ikarigaseki
  • Kōnan Railway Company -Kōnan Railway Kōnan Line
  • Tachita, Hiraka, Hakunōkōkōmae, Tsugaru-Onoe, Onoekōkōmae
  • Highway

  • Japan National Route 7
  • Japan National Route 102
  • Japan National Route 182
  • Japan National Route 454
  • Local attractions

  • Saruka Jinja
  • Seito shoin teien
  • Seibi-en
  • Nurukawa onsen
  • Ikarigaseki onsen
  • Hisayoshi Dam
  • References

    Hirakawa, Aomori Wikipedia


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