Iwate-Numakumai train station
Location of Iwate in Iwate Prefecture
|• Total||360.55 km2 (139.21 sq mi)|
|Population (February 2014)|
|• Density||39/km2 (100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Flower||Gentiana scabra|
|- Bird||Green Pheasant|
|Address||Oaze Itsukaichi dai-10 jiwari 44, Iwate-machi, Iwate-gun, Iwate-ken 028-4395|
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.
Iwate is located in northwest Iwate Prefecture.
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.
The local economy is based on agriculture. Iwate is famous for its blueberry production.
- East Japan Railway Company (JR East) – Tōhoku Shinkansen
- Iwate Ginga Railway Line (JR East)
- Ishigami-no-Oka Art Museum
Notable people from Iwate
- Seishirō Itagaki – Imperial Japanese Army general