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Hirosaki, Aomori

Administration
JapaneseName弘前市
CountryJapan
RegionTōhoku
PrefectureAomori
Government
MayorNoriyuki Kasai (since April 2010)
Geography
Total Area202.3 sq mi (524.12 km2)
Demography
Total Population182966 (October 1, 2009)
Density (pop.)349/km2 (903.9/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneJapan Standard Time (UTC+9)

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|} is a city located in southwest Aomori Prefecture, Japan. It is a castle town and was the Tsugaru clan ruled the 100,000 koku tozama han Hirosaki Domain from Hirosaki Castle during the Edo period. The city is currently a regional commercial center and the largest producer of apples in Japan. The city government has been promoting the catchphrase "Apple Colored Town Hirosaki", and "Castle and Cherry Blossom and Apple Town" to promote the city image.


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