Kunohe Village Hall
Location of Kunohe in Iwate Prefecture
|• Total||134.05 km2 (51.76 sq mi)|
|Population (February 2014)|
|• Density||45.8/km2 (119/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Pinus densiflora|
|- Bird||Copper Pheasant|
|Address||Ihonai dai-10 jiwari 11-6, Kunohe-mura, Kunohe-gun, Iwate 028-6502|
Kunohe (九戸村 Kunohe-mura?) is a villaga located in Kunohe District, Iwate, Japan. As of February 2014, the village had an estimated population of 6,145 and a population density of 45.8 persons per km². The total area was 134.05 km².
Kunohe is located in north-central Iwate Prefecture, surrounded by the Kitakami Mountains.
The area of present-day Kunohe 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 Toda, Ibonai and Esashika within Kita-Kunohe District were created on April 1, 1889. Kita-Kunohe District and Minami-Kunohe Districts merged to form Kunohe District on April 1, 1897. The three villages merged to form the modern village of Kunohe on April 1, 1955.
The economy of Kunohe is based on agriculture, the production of charcoal and animal husbandry, primarily poultry.
Kunohe is not served by any train routes.
Media related to Kunohe, Iwate at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (Japanese)