Hachinohe, Aomori

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Hachinohe

八戸市
City
Location of Hachinohe in Aomori
Location of Hachinohe in Aomori
Hachinohe is located in Japan
Hachinohe
Hachinohe
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 40°30′44.2″N 141°29′18.2″E / 40.512278°N 141.488389°E / 40.512278; 141.488389Coordinates: 40°30′44.2″N 141°29′18.2″E / 40.512278°N 141.488389°E / 40.512278; 141.488389
CountryJapan
RegionTohoku,
PrefectureAomori
Government
 • MayorMakoto Kobayashi (Liberal Democratic Party)
Area
 • Total305.19 km2 (117.83 sq mi)
Population
(October 2009)
 • Total243,924
 • Density781/km2 (2,020/sq mi)
Symbols
 • TreeTaxus cuspidata
 • FlowerChrysanthemum
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
City hall addressHachinohe-shi,
Uchimaru, 1-1-1
031-8686
WebsiteHachinohe city

Hachinohe (はちのへ) is a Japanese city in Aomori Prefecture on the island of Honshu.[1]

It has been recognized as a special city since 2001.[2]

About 240,000 people live in Hachinohe.

Hacnihone is in a part of Japan called the Tohoku region. It faces the Pacific Ocean. Two rivers run through Hachinohe. One is the Mabechi River which runs from the south to the east, and flows into the Pacific Ocean. The other is the Nida River which runs from the south to the north.

Hachinohe means "the 8th area" in north of Tohoku region from the Middle Ages era. There was "the places of 8th" for making horses for a war in Hachinohe.

Hachinohe has a famous industrial area in Tohoku region, and has a bigger fishing port more than most of other cities.

There is a Tohoku Shinkansen station and the Tohoku Expressway in Hachinohe.

The main industries in Hachinohe are manufacturing and services. Most of people in Hacnihohe work in manufacturing. In Hachinohe, the fishing industry is famous. Hachinohe brings in the most squid and saba in Japan.

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