Higashiyama, Iwate

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Higashiyama
東山町
Former municipality
Flag of Higashiyama
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Location of Higashiyama in Iwate Prefecture
Location of Higashiyama in Iwate Prefecture
Higashiyama is located in Japan
Higashiyama
Higashiyama
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 38°59′47″N 141°15′13″E / 38.99639°N 141.25361°E / 38.99639; 141.25361Coordinates: 38°59′47″N 141°15′13″E / 38.99639°N 141.25361°E / 38.99639; 141.25361
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Iwate Prefecture
District Higashiiwai
Merged September 20, 2005
(now part of Ichinoseki)
Area
 • Total 87.72 km2 (33.87 sq mi)
Population (September 1, 2005)
 • Total 8,027
 • Density 91.51/km2 (237.0/sq mi)
Symbols
 • Tree Pinus densiflora
 • Flower Lilium auratum
 • Bird Copper pheasant
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)

Higashiyama (東山町, Higashiyama-chō) was a town located in Higashiiwai District, Iwate Prefecture, Japan.

Higashiyama village was created on February 1, 1955 by the merger of the villages of Takozu and Nagasaka. On November 1, 1958 it merged with the village of Matsukawa to become Higashiyama Town. On September 20, 2005, Higashiyama, along with the towns of Daitō and Senmaya, the villages of Kawasaki and Murone (all from Higashiiwai District), and the town of Hanaizumi (from Nishiiwai District), was merged into the expanded city of Ichinoseki and no longer exists as an independent municipality.

As of September 2005, the town had an estimated population of 8,027 and a population density of 91.51 persons per km². The total area was 87.72 km².

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