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Mutsu, Aomori

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Mutsu (むつ市; -shi) is a city located in Aomori in Tohoku region of Japan.

As of 2003, the city has an estimated population of 49,217 and the density of 200.17 persons per km². The total area is 245.88 km².

The city was founded on September 1, 1959.

The city is the economic and administrative center of Shimokita Peninsula, the northeast end of Honshu island. The city was called Ōminato-Tanabu (coupling of the names of two antecedent towns) at the beginning, but the name was changed to Mutsu in 1960. It is the first city with hiragana name (むつ), which was adopted to avoid confusion with the original kanji word Mutsu (陸奥) which indicates an old province covering large area of Tohoku region.

It had a naval base until World War II.

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