Kuzumaki, Iwate

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Kuzumaki
葛巻町
Town
Skyline of Kuzumaki
Flag of Kuzumaki
Flag
Official seal of Kuzumaki
Seal
Location of Kuzumaki in Iwate Prefecture
Location of Kuzumaki in Iwate Prefecture
Kuzumaki is located in Japan
Kuzumaki
Kuzumaki
 
Coordinates: 40°02′N 141°26′E / 40.033°N 141.433°E / 40.033; 141.433Coordinates: 40°02′N 141°26′E / 40.033°N 141.433°E / 40.033; 141.433
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Iwate
District Iwate
Area
 • Total 434.99 km2 (167.95 sq mi)
Population (February 2014)
 • Total 6,741
 • Density 15.5/km2 (40/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Silver Birch
- Flower Lespedeza
- Bird Copper Pheasant
Phone number 0195-66-2111 
Address Kuzumaki dai-16 jiwari 1-1, Kuzumaki-machi, Iwate-gun, Iwate-ken 028-5494
Website Official website

Kuzumaki (葛巻町 Kuzumaki-machi?) is a town located in Iwate District, Iwate Prefecture, Japan. As of February 2014, the town had an estimated population of 6,741 and a population density of 15.5 persons per km². The total area was 434.99  km². The town uses many alternative energy sources.[1]

Geography[edit]

Kuzumaki is located in a basin in north-central Iwate Prefecture with an average elevation of 400 meters, bordered by 1000 meter mountains. Approximately 86% of the tow area is covered by forest.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area of present-day Kuzumaki 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.

The villages of Kuzumaki and Ekari within Kita-Kunohe District and the village of Tabe within Iwate District were created on April 1, 1889 with the establishment of the municipality system. Kita-Kunohe District and Minami-Kunohe Districts merged to form Kunohe District on April 1, 1897. Kuzumaki was raised to town status on December 25, 1940. On July 1, 1948, Kuzumaki and Isashi were transferred to Iwate District. Kuzumaki annexed neighboring Ekari and Tabe on July 15, 1955.

Economy[edit]

The local economy is based on agriculture, including dairy products and wine production.

Transportation[edit]

Kuzumaki is not served by any railway connections.

Highway[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Masters, Coco. "A Japanese Town That Kicked the Oil Habit." Time. December 22, 2008. Retrieved on December 25, 2008.

External links[edit]

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