Karumai Town Hall
Location of Karumai in Iwate Prefecture
|• Total||245.74 km2 (94.88 sq mi)|
|Population (February 2014)|
|• Density||39.3/km2 (102/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Taxus cuspidata|
|- Flower||Magnolia kobus|
|- Bird||Copper Pheasant|
|Address||Karumai dai-10 jiwari 85, Karumai-machi, Kunohe-gun, Iwate 028-6302|
Karumai (軽米町 Karumai-machi?) is a town located in Kunohe District, Iwate, Japan. As of February 2014, the town had an estimated population of 9,655 and a population density of 39.3 persons per km². The total area was 245.74 km².
Karumai is located in far north-central Iwate Prefecture, bordered by Aomori Prefecture to the north.
- Aomori Prefecture
- Iwate Prefecture
The area of present-day Karumai was part of ancient Mutsu Province, dominated by the Nambu clan during the Edo period, who ruled Hachinohe Domain under the Tokugawa shogunate. The villages of Karumai within Kita-Kunohe District was created on April 1, 1889. Kita-Kunohe District and Minami-Kunohe Districts merged to form Kunohe District on April 1, 1897. The village was raised to town status on January 1, 1925. The neighboring villages of Kogarumai and Hareyama were merged with Karumai on January 1, 1955.
The economy of Karumai is based on agriculture.
Karumai is not served by any train routes.
- Hachinohe Expressway – Orizume Service Area - Karumai Interchange
- Japan National Route 340
- Japan National Route 395
Media related to Karumai, Iwate at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (Japanese)