Iwaizumi Town Hall
Location of Iwaizumi in Iwate Prefecture
|• Total||992.90 km2 (383.36 sq mi)|
|Population (February 2014)|
|• Density||10.1/km2 (26/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Pinus densiflora|
|- Flower||Paulownia tomentosa|
|- Bird||Copper Pheasant|
|Address||Iwaizumi-aze Sohata 59-5, Iwaizumi-chō, Shimohei-gun, Iwate 027-0595|
Iwaizumi (岩泉町 Iwaizumi-chō?) is a town located in Shimohei District, Iwate, Japan. As of February 2014, the town had an estimated population of 10,007 and a population density of 10.01 persons per km². The total area was 992.91 km².
Iwaizumi occupies the Kitakamikochi Plateau in northeast Iwate prefecture, east of the prefectural capital of Morioka. It has a small coastline. The area is mountainous, and has numerous limestone caves, including the Ryūsendō.
- Iwate Prefecture
The area of present-day Iwaizumi was part of ancient Mutsu Province, dominated by the Nambu clan during the Edo period, who ruled Morioka Domain under the Tokugawa shogunate. The village of Iwaizumi was created within Kitahei District on April 1, 1889. Kitahei, Nakahei and Higashihei Districts were all merged into Minamihei District on March 29, 1896. Iwaizumi was elevated to town status on August 1, 1922. On September 30, 1956, Imaizumi annexed the neighboring villages of Akka, Ugei, Okawa and Omoto and on April 1, 1957 annexed the village of Kogawa to reach is present borders.
The local economy is based on agriculture and to a lesser extent on commercial fishing.
Sister city relations
Noted people from Iwaizumi
- Krejci, Anna (22 October 2010). "Dells-Iwaizumi mark 20 years of sister city relations". Wisconsin Dells Events. Retrieved 20 July 2013.
Media related to Iwaizumi, Iwate at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (Japanese)