Waga District, Iwate

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Location of Waga District in Iwate Prefecture.

Waga (和賀郡 Waga-gun?) is a district located in Iwate Prefecture, Japan. Since 2006, it has included just the town of Nishiwaga.

History[edit]

  • 1878 Due to the land reforms, the district split into Higashiwaga and Nishiwaga Districts.
  • April 1, 1889 Due to municipal status enforcement, the following municipalities within each district. (1 town, 17 villages)

Higashiwaga District[edit]

  • Sasama
  • Tachibana
  • Kurosawajiri
  • Iitoyo
  • Futago
  • Saraki
  • Oniyanagi
  • Junikabura
  • Nakanai
  • Oyamada
  • Taninai
  • Iwasaki
  • Yokokawame
  • Fujine
  • Ezuriko
  • Aisari

Nishiwaga District[edit]

Mergers[edit]

  • March 29, 1896 - Higashiwaga and Nishiwaga Districts merged to recreate Waga District. Also, the village of Aisari moves to Isawa District. (1 town, 16 villages)
  • December 25, 1940 - The village of Junikabura renamed and gained town status to become the town of Tsuchizawa. (2 towns, 15 villages)
  • January 1, 1954 - The village of Tachibana merged into the town of Kurosawajiri. (2 towns, 14 villages)
  • April 1, 1954 - The town of Kurosawajiri and the villages of Iitoyo, Futago, Saraki, and Oniyanagi merged with the village of Aisari from Isawa District and the village of Fukuoka from Esashi District to form the city of Kitakami. (1 town, 10 villages)
  • January 1, 1955 - The town of Tsuchizawa and the villages of Nakanai, Oyamada, and Taninai merged to form the town of Tōwa. (1 town, 7 villages)
  • April 1, 1955 - The villages of Iwasaki, Yokokawame, and Fujine merged to form the village of Waga. (1 town, 5 villages)
  • July 1, 1955 - The village of Sasama merged into the city of Hanamaki. (1 town, 4 villages)
  • April 1, 1956 - The village of Waga gained town status to become the town of Waga. (2 towns, 3 villages)
  • August 1, 1964 - The village of Yuda gained town status to become the town of Yuda. (3 towns, 2 villages)
  • April 1, 1991 - The towns of Waga and the village of Ezuriko merged with the city of Kitakami to form the city of Kitakami. (2 towns, 1 village)
  • November 1, 2005 - The town of Yuda and village of Sawauchi merged to form the town of Nishiwaga. (2 town)
  • January 1, 2006 - The town of Tōwa (東和町) merged with the towns of Ishidoriya and Ōhasama from Hienuki District and the city of Hanamaki to form the city of Hanamaki. (1 town)

Coordinates: 39°26′13″N 140°46′34″E / 39.437°N 140.776°E / 39.437; 140.776