Aomori, Aomori

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Aomori
青森市
Aomori Montage
Aomori Montage
Flag of Aomori
Official seal of Aomori
Aomori in Aomori Prefecture
Aomori in Aomori Prefecture
Country Japan
RegionTōhoku
Prefecture Aomori
Government
 • MayorAkihiko Onodera
Area
 • Total824.61 km2 (318.38 sq mi)
Population
 (October 1, 2020)
 • Total275,340
 • Density333.9/km2 (865/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+09:00 (JST)
Postal code
030-8555
Area code02201-2
Phone number017-734-1111
Address1-22-5 Chūō, Aomori-shi, Aomori-ken
WebsiteOfficial website

Aomori (青森市, Aomori-shi) is the capital city of Aomori Prefecture, Japan.

It is southwest of the town of Hiranai. It is a coastal city, and is near the Mutsu-wan (陸奥湾). It has been recognized as a core city since 2006.[1]

Geography[change | change source]

Surrounding municipalities[change | change source]

Demography[change | change source]

According to Japanese census data,[2]

1995 2000 2005 2010 2015 2020
314,917 318,732 311,386 299,520 287,648 275,340

Festivals[change | change source]

The Nebuta festival is one of the most famous festivals in Japan. It takes place at the beginning of August. More than 300,000 people come and see this festival every year. This festival is called both “Nebuta” and ”Neputa”. In Aomori city, they use the word “Nebuta”, and in Hirosaki city, they use the word “Neputa”.

References[change | change source]

  1. Jacobs, A.J. "Japan's Evolving Nested Municipal Hierarchy: The Race for Local Power in the 2000s," Urban Studies Research, Vol. 2011 (2011), p. 8 [PDF 8 of 14]. Retrieved 2012-12-5.
  2. Aomori population statistics

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