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Noshiro

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Noshiro is a city located in Akita Prefecture, Japan.As of February 2016, the city had an estimated population of 54,576, and a population density of 128 persons per km². The total area is 526.95sqkm.GeographyNoshiro is located in the flat coastal plains northwestern Akita Prefecture, bordered by the Sea of Japan to the west. The Yoneshiro River flows through the city and empties into the Sea of Japan near Noshiro Port. The highest point is Mount Yakeyama at 963.1m.Neighboring municipalitiesAkita PrefectureKitaakitaYamamoto District: Fujisato, Mitane, HappoKitaakita District: KamikoaniHistoryPer the Nihon Shoki and other ancient chronicles, Noshiro is the location where an expedition sent by the Yamato Court led by Abe no Hirafu landed in 658 AD with orders to force the local Emishi tribes into submission. Trade vessels from Balhae were calling at Noshiro Port as late as 771 AD.
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