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Fujisaki, Aomori

Fujisaki
藤崎町
Town
Fujisaki Town Hall
Fujisaki Town Hall
Flag of Fujisaki
Flag
Official seal of Fujisaki
Seal
Location of Fujisaki in Aomori Prefecture
Location of Fujisaki in Aomori Prefecture
Fujisaki is located in Japan
Fujisaki
Fujisaki
 
Coordinates: 40°39′21.8″N 140°30′10.1″E / 40.656056°N 140.502806°E / 40.656056; 140.502806
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Aomori
District Minamitsugaru
Area
 • Total 37.29 km2 (14.40 sq mi)
Population (December 31, 2017)
 • Total 15,172
 • Density 410/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- Tree Apple
- Flower Wisteria
- Bird Swan
Phone number 0172-75-3111
Address 1-1 Toyota-chō, Fujisaki-machi, Minamitsugaru-gun, Aomori-ken 038-3892
Website Official website
Monument in Fujisaki

Fujisaki (藤崎町, Fujisaki-machi) is a town in Aomori Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 September 2016, the town had an estimated population of 15,172 in 5943 households [1], and a population density of 410 persons per km². The total area of the town is 37.29 square kilometres (14.40 sq mi).[2]

Geography

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.[3]

Neighbouring municipalities

Demographics

Per Japanese census data,[4] the population of Fujisaki has decreased steadily over the past 40 years.

Census Year Population
1970 18,355
1980 17,787
1990 17,139
2000 16,858
2010 16,021

History

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.[5]

Economy

The economy of Fujisaki is heavily dependent on agriculture, notably rice and horticulture. The Fuji apple was developed here[6]

Education

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.

Transportation

Rail

JR logo (east).svgEast Japan Railway Company (JR East) - Ōu Main Line
JR logo (east).svgEast Japan Railway Company (JR East) - Gonō Line

Highways

National Route 7
National Route 339

Notable people from Fujisaki

References

  1. ^ official town home page (in Japanese)
  2. ^ "詳細データ 青森県藤崎町". 市町村の姿 グラフと統計でみる農林水産業 (in Japanese). Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. 2016. Retrieved 13 July 2017.
  3. ^ Fujisaki climate data
  4. ^ Fujisaki population statistics
  5. ^ "広報あおもり平成19年9月15日号PDF版" (PDF). Aomori official website (in Japanese). Aomori City. 19 September 2007. Retrieved 10 September 2011.
  6. ^ The Research Station moved to Morioka later; now National Agriculture and Food Research Organization, National Institute of Fruit Tree Science 果樹試験場リンゴ研究部 [www.naro.affrc.go.jp]

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