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Ōma

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Ōma is a town located in Aomori, Japan. , the town had an estimated population of 4,868 in 2500 households, and a population density of . The total area of the town is . Ōma occupies the northwestern coastline of Shimokita Peninsula, facing the Tsugaru Strait. Cape Ōmazaki is the northernmost point on the island of Honshū. Much of the town is within the limits of the Shimokita Hanto Quasi-National Park. In 2002, the Ministry of the Environment classified some tidal flats of the Ōma shoreline as one of the 500 Important Wetlands in Japan particularly for its biodiversity of marine flora, especially several varieties of kelp. Aomori Prefecture Mutsu Sai Kazamaura The town has a climate characterized by cool short summers and long cold winters with strong winds (Köppen climate classification Cfb). The average annual temperature in Ōma is . The average annual rainfall is with August as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around , and lowest in January, at around . According to Japanese census data, the population of Ōma has declined since 1960. The area around Ōma was inhabited by the Emishi people until the historical period. During the Edo period, it was controlled by the Nambu clan of Morioka Domain. During the post-Meiji restoration establishment of the modern municipalities system on 1 April 1889, Ōoku Village was proclaimed from the merger of Ōma hamlet with neighboring Okudo hamlet. It was renamed Ōma Town on 3 November 1942. Ōma has been a popular location setting for movies and television dramas. It was the setting for the 1983 movie Gyōei no mure starring Ken Ogata. In 2000, Ōma was the setting for an NHK television series Watashi no Aoi Sora starring Tabata Tomoko. This was followed by another fictional series Maguro on TV Asahi starring Tetsuya Watari in 2007. Ōma has a mayor-council form of government with a directly elected mayor and a unicameral town council of ten members. Ōma is part of Shimokita District which, together with the city of Mutsu, contributes three members to the Aomori Prefectural Assembly.
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