Iwate, Iwate

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Iwate
岩手町
Town
Iwate-Numakumai train station
Iwate-Numakumai train station
Flag of Iwate
Flag
Official seal of Iwate
Seal
Location of Iwate in Iwate Prefecture
Location of Iwate in Iwate Prefecture
Iwate is located in Japan
Iwate
Iwate
 
Coordinates: 39°58′21″N 141°12′45″E / 39.97250°N 141.21250°E / 39.97250; 141.21250Coordinates: 39°58′21″N 141°12′45″E / 39.97250°N 141.21250°E / 39.97250; 141.21250
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Iwate
District Iwate
Area
 • Total 360.55 km2 (139.21 sq mi)
Population (February 2014)
 • Total 14,060
 • Density 39/km2 (100/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Pine
- Flower Gentiana scabra
- Bird Green Pheasant
Phone number 0195-62-2111 
Address Oaze Itsukaichi dai-10 jiwari 44, Iwate-machi, Iwate-gun, Iwate-ken 028-4395
Website Official website

Iwate (岩手町 Iwate-machi?) is a town located in Iwate Prefecture, Japan. As of February 2014, the town had an estimated population of 14,060 and a population density of 39 persons per km². The total area was 360.55  km².

Geography[edit]

Iwate is located in northwest Iwate Prefecture.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area of present-day Iwate was part of ancient Mutsu Province. It was under the control of the Nambu clan during the Edo period, who ruled Morioka Domain under the Tokugawa shogunate.

Numakunai, Kawaguchi, Ikkatai and Midō villages were created within Kita-Iwate District on April 1, 1889 with the establishment of the municipality system. Kita-Iwate and Minami-Iwate Districts merged to form Iwate District on March 29, 1896. The four villages merged to form Iwate Town on July 21, 1955.

Economy[edit]

The local economy is based on agriculture. Iwate is famous for its blueberry production.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

  • Ishigami-no-Oka Art Museum

Notable people from Iwate[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Iwate, Iwate at Wikimedia Commons