Karumai, Iwate

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Karumai
軽米町
Town
Karumai Town Hall
Karumai Town Hall
Flag of Karumai
Flag
Official seal of Karumai
Seal
Location of Karumai in Iwate Prefecture
Location of Karumai in Iwate Prefecture
Karumai is located in Japan
Karumai
Karumai
 
Coordinates: 40°19′16″N 141°27′29″E / 40.32111°N 141.45806°E / 40.32111; 141.45806Coordinates: 40°19′16″N 141°27′29″E / 40.32111°N 141.45806°E / 40.32111; 141.45806
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Iwate
District Kunohe
Area
 • Total 245.74 km2 (94.88 sq mi)
Population (February 2014)
 • Total 9,655
 • Density 39.3/km2 (102/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Taxus cuspidata
- Flower Magnolia kobus
- Bird Copper Pheasant
Phone number 0195-46-2111
Address Karumai dai-10 jiwari 85, Karumai-machi, Kunohe-gun, Iwate 028-6302
Website Official website

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.

Geography[edit]

Karumai is located in far north-central Iwate Prefecture, bordered by Aomori Prefecture to the north.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

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.

Economy[edit]

The economy of Karumai is based on agriculture.

Transportation[edit]

Karumai is not served by any train routes.

Highway[edit]

External links[edit]

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