Iwanuma, Miyagi

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Iwanuma
岩沼市
City
Iwanuma City
Takekoma Inari Shrine
Takekoma Inari Shrine
Flag of Iwanuma
Flag
Location of Iwanuma in Miyagi Prefecture
Location of Iwanuma in Miyagi Prefecture
Iwanuma is located in Japan
Iwanuma
Iwanuma
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 38°6′N 140°52′E / 38.100°N 140.867°E / 38.100; 140.867Coordinates: 38°6′N 140°52′E / 38.100°N 140.867°E / 38.100; 140.867
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Miyagi Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Tsuneaki Iguchi
Area
 • Total 60.71 km2 (23.44 sq mi)
Population (July 1, 2010)
 • Total 44,379
 • Density 731/km2 (1,890/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Japanese Black Pine
- Flower Azalea
Address 1-6-20 Sakura, Iwanuma-shi, Miyagi-ken
989-2480
Phone number 0223-22-1111
Website www.city.iwanuma.miyagi.jp

Iwanuma (岩沼市 Iwanuma-shi?) is a city located in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan.

As of July 1, 2010, the city has an estimated population of 44,379 and a population density of 731 persons per km². The total area is 60.71 km².

The city was founded on November 1, 1971, and maintains a sister city relationship with Napa, California in the USA.[1]

Iwanuma is home to the Takekoma Inari Shrine, the second-oldest shrine dedicated to the kami Inari.

It was seriously affected by the tsunami associated with the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake.[2]

Geography[edit]

Iwanuma is located at the northern end of the Abukuma River.

Transportation[edit]

Iwanuma is at the convergence of two ancient roads, the Tōkaidō (via the Pacific coast) and the Tōsandō (inland route), both originating in the Kansai region.

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