Maesawa, Iwate

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Maesawa
前沢町
Former municipality
Flag of Maesawa
Flag
Location of Maesawa in Iwate Prefecture
Location of Maesawa in Iwate Prefecture
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Iwate Prefecture
District Isawa
Merged February 20, 2006
(now part of Ōshū)
Area
 • Total 72.34 km2 (27.93 sq mi)
Population (September 1, 2005)
 • Total 15,111
 • Density 208.89/km2 (541.0/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Sakura
- Flower Azalea
- Bird Green pheasant

Maesawa (前沢町 Maesawa-chō?) was a town located in Isawa District, Iwate Prefecture, Japan. It is currently part of the city of Ōshū. Maesawa is well known for its “Maesawa beef”.

Maesawa town was created on April 1, 1889, with the establishment of the municipalities system. On April 1, 1955, Maesaa annexed the neighboring villages of Kojo, Shirayama, and a portion of the village of Seibo. On February 20, 2006, Maesawa was merged with the cities of Esashi and Mizusawa, the town of Isawa, and the village of Koromogawa (both from Isawa District), was merged to create the city of Ōshū, and no longer exists as an independent municipality.

As of February 2006, the town had an estimated population of 15,111 and a population density of 208.89 persons per km². The total area was 72.34 km².

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Coordinates: 39°03′N 141°07′E / 39.050°N 141.117°E / 39.050; 141.117