Ichinohe, Iwate

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Ichinohe
一戸町
Town
Ichinohe Town Hall
Ichinohe Town Hall
Flag of Ichinohe
Flag
Official seal of Ichinohe
Seal
Location of Ichinohe in Iwate Prefecture
Location of Ichinohe in Iwate Prefecture
Ichinohe is located in Japan
Ichinohe
Ichinohe
 
Coordinates: 40°12′46.4″N 141°17′43.6″E / 40.212889°N 141.295444°E / 40.212889; 141.295444Coordinates: 40°12′46.4″N 141°17′43.6″E / 40.212889°N 141.295444°E / 40.212889; 141.295444
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Iwate
District Ninohe
Area
 • Total 300.03 km2 (115.84 sq mi)
Population (September 2015)
 • Total 12,946
 • Density 43.1/km2 (112/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City symbols  
• Tree Oak
• Flower Sakura
• Bird Copper pheasant
Phone number 0195-33-2111
Address Kōzenji-aza Ōkawabachi 24-9, Ichinohe-machi, Ninohe-gun, Iwate 028-5391
Website Official website

Ichinohe (一戸町 Ichinohe-machi?) is a town located in Ninohe District, Iwate Prefecture, in the Tohoku region of northern Japan. As of September 2015, the town had an estimated population of 12,946 and a population density of 43.1 persons per km2. The total area was 300.03 square kilometres (115.84 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Ichinohe is located in far north-central Iwate Prefecture.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area of present-day Ichinohe was part of ancient Mutsu Province, dominated by the Nambu clan during the Edo period, who ruled Hachinohe Domain under the Tokugawa shogunate. The town of Ichinohe was created on April 1, 1889. The neighboring villages of Anetai, Kozuya, Chōkai, and Namiuchi were merged with Ichinohe on January 1, 1955.

Economy[edit]

The economy of Ichinohe is based on agriculture.

Education[edit]

Ichinohe has seven elementary schools, four middle schools, two high schools and two special education schools.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

Notable people from Ichinohe[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Ichinohe, Iwate at Wikimedia Commons