Iwaki, Aomori

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Iwaki
岩木町
Former municipality
Location of Iwaki in Aomori Prefecture
Location of Iwaki in Aomori Prefecture
Iwaki is located in Japan
Iwaki
Iwaki
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 40°36′57.4″N 140°25′16.6″E / 40.615944°N 140.421278°E / 40.615944; 140.421278Coordinates: 40°36′57.4″N 140°25′16.6″E / 40.615944°N 140.421278°E / 40.615944; 140.421278
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Aomori Prefecture
District Nakatsugaru
Merged February 27, 2006
(now part of Hirosaki)
Area
 • Total 146.25 km2 (56.47 sq mi)
Population (February 1, 2006)
 • Total 11,868
 • Density 81.15/km2 (210.2/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Ume
- Flower Sakura
- Bird Japanese Bush-warbler

Iwaki (岩木町 Iwaki-machi?) was a town located in Nakatsugaru District in southern Aomori Prefecture, Japan.

Iwaki was located in south-western Tsugaru Peninsula, in the foothills of Mount Iwaki. The area was part of Hirosaki Domain during the Edo period. After the Meiji Restoration, Iwaki Village was created in 1889.

On February 1, 2006, Iwaki, along with the neighboring village of Sōma (also from Nakatsugaru District), was merged into the expanded city of Hirosaki, and thus no longer exists as an independent municipality.

At the time of its merger, Iwaki had an estimated population of 11,868 and a population density of 81.15 persons per km². The total area was 146.25 km². The town economy was dominated by agriculture and forestry.