Ōgata (大潟村, Ōgata-mura) is a village located in Akita Prefecture, Japan. As of May 2015, the village had an estimated population of 3,108, and a population density 18.3 persons per km². The total area is 170.11 square kilometres (65.68 sq mi).

Ōgata

大潟村
Village
Ōgata Village Office
Ōgata Village Office
Flag of Ōgata
Flag
Official seal of Ōgata
Seal
Location of Ōgata in Akita Prefecture
Location of Ōgata in Akita Prefecture
Ōgata is located in Japan
Ōgata
Ōgata
Location of Ōgata in Akita Prefecture
Coordinates: 40°1′4.1″N 139°57′35.8″E / 40.017806°N 139.959944°E / 40.017806; 139.959944Coordinates: 40°1′4.1″N 139°57′35.8″E / 40.017806°N 139.959944°E / 40.017806; 139.959944
CountryJapan
RegionTōhoku
PrefectureAkita Prefecture
DistrictMinamiakita
Government
 • MayorHiroto Takahashi
Area
 • Total170.11 km2 (65.68 sq mi)
Population
(May 2015)
 • Total3,108
 • Density18.3/km2 (47/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreeJapanese Black Pine
- FlowerScarlet Sage
- BirdSwan
Phone number0185-45-2111
Address1-1 Chūō, Ōgata-mura, Minamiakita-gun, Akita-ken 010-0494
Websitewww.ogata.or.jp
Oga Peninsula and Ōgata Village

The village is known internationally for its Solar-car Rally and Eco-car races.

The NHK Ōgata Transmitter is located in the village. It is used for transmissions on 774 kHz with a power of 500 kW.

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GeographyEdit

Ōgata is located northwestern Akita Prefecture. The village consists entirely of land reclaimed from the former Lake Hachirōgata, and as a consequence is flat, and mostly below sea level.

Neighboring municipalitiesEdit

HistoryEdit

Land reclamation work began at Lake Hachirōgata in April 1957. The new village of Ōgata was formally established on October 1, 1964, with the first settlers arriving in November 1967.


EconomyEdit

The economy of Ōgata is based on agriculture.


TransportationEdit

Ōgata is not served by any railways or highways.

Sister city relationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Retrieved 21 November 2015.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Ogata, Akita at Wikimedia Commons