Inawashiro, Fukushima

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Inawashiro
猪苗代町
Town
View of Inawashiro Lake from Mount Bandai
View of Inawashiro Lake from Mount Bandai
Location of Inawashiro in Fukushima Prefecture
Location of Inawashiro in Fukushima Prefecture
Inawashiro is located in Japan
Inawashiro
Inawashiro
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 37°34′N 140°07′E / 37.567°N 140.117°E / 37.567; 140.117Coordinates: 37°34′N 140°07′E / 37.567°N 140.117°E / 37.567; 140.117
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Fukushima Prefecture
District Yama
Government
 • Mayor Hiroshi Zengo (since April 2011)
Area
 • Total 395.00 km2 (152.51 sq mi)
Population (January 31, 2012)
 • Total 16,028
 • Density 41/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Sorbus conmixta
- Flower Habenaria radiata
- Bird Swan
Address Ji Jonan 100, Inawashiro-machi, Yama-gun, Fukushima-ken (福島県耶麻郡猪苗代町字城南100番)
969-3123
Phone number 81-(0)242-62-2111
Website Town of Inawashiro

Inawashiro (猪苗代町 Inawashiro-machi?) is a town located in Yama District, Fukushima, Japan.

Inawashiro rests on the shores of Lake Inawashiro, one of the largest lakes in Japan. During the Edo period, it was part of the Aizu domain, and was the home of Aizu's secondary castle town. It is also the birthplace of the famous doctor, Hideyo Noguchi who contributed to knowledge in the fight against syphilis and yellow fever.[1]

As of January 31, 2012, the town has an estimated population of 16,028, with 5,375 households, and a density of 40.58 persons per km². The total area is 395.00 km².

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