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Fujisaki Town Hall
Location of Fujisaki in Aomori Prefecture
|• Total||37.29 km2 (14.40 sq mi)|
|Population (December 31, 2017)|
|• Density||410/km2 (1,100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
|Address||1-1 Toyota-chō, Fujisaki-machi, Minamitsugaru-gun, Aomori-ken 038-3892|
Fujisaki (藤崎町 Fujisaki-machi) is a town in Aomori Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 September 2016[update], the town had an estimated population of 15,172 in 5943 households , and a population density of 410 persons per km². The total area of the town is 37.29 square kilometres (14.40 sq mi).
Fujisaki occupies the flatlands within Minamitsugaru District of south-central Aomori. The town has a cold humid continental climate (Köppen Dfb) characterized by warm short summers and long cold winters with heavy snowfall. The average annual temperature in Fujisaki is 10.6 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1288 mm with September as the wettest month.The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 24.0 °C, and lowest in January, at around -1.8 °C.
Per Japanese census data, the population of Fujisaki has decreased steadily over the past 40 years.
During the Edo period, the area around Fujisaki was controlled by the Tsugaru clan of Hirosaki Domain. After the Meiji Restoration, it became part of Minamitsugaru District. On May 20, 1923, Fujisaki attained town status. On February 1, 1955, Fujisaki merged with neighboring Junisato Village. It annexed a portion of Itayanagi Village on August 10, 1956. On January 1, 2006, it merged with the neighboring town of Tokiwa. On September 1, 2007, a portion of the Namioka part of Aomori left Aomori and merged into Fujisaki.
Fujisaki has three public elementary schools and two public junior high schools operated by the town government, and one public high school operated by the Aomori Prefectural Board of Education.
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