Hachinohe, Aomori

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Hachinohe
八戸市
Hachinohe City Hall
Hachinohe City Hall
Flag of Hachinohe
Official seal of Hachinohe
Hachinohe in Aomori Prefecture
Hachinohe in Aomori Prefecture
Country Japan
RegionTōhoku
Prefecture Aomori
Government
 • MayorYūichi Kumagai
Area
 • Total305.6 km2 (118.0 sq mi)
Population
 (October 1, 2020)
 • Total223,415
 • Density731.1/km2 (1,894/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+09:00 (JST)
Postal code
031-8686
Area code02203-9
Phone number0178-43-2111
Address1-1-1 Uchimaru,
Hachinohe-shi, Aomori-ken
WebsiteOfficial website

Hachinohe (八戸市, Hachinohe-shi) is a city located in Aomori Prefecture, Japan.

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, 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.

Geography[change | change source]

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.

Surrounding municipalities[change | change source]

Demography[change | change source]

According to Japanese census data,[1]

1995 2000 2005 2010 2015 2020
249,358 248,608 244,700 237,615 231,257 223,415

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