Isawa, Iwate

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Former municipality
Flag of Isawa
Location of Isawa in Iwate Prefecture
Location of Isawa in Iwate Prefecture
Isawa is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 39°06′N 141°04′E / 39.100°N 141.067°E / 39.100; 141.067Coordinates: 39°06′N 141°04′E / 39.100°N 141.067°E / 39.100; 141.067
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Iwate Prefecture
District Isawa
Merged February 20, 2006
(now part of Ōshū)
 • Total 298.02 km2 (115.07 sq mi)
Population (September 1, 2005)
 • Total 17,297
 • Density 58.04/km2 (150.3/sq mi)
 • Tree Camellia
 • Flower Lilium auratum
 • Bird Copper pheasant
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)

Isawa (胆沢町?, Isawa-chō) was a town located in Isawa District, Iwate Prefecture, Japan. It is currently part of the city of Ōshū. Isawa is well known for its capsicum (green pepper).

Isawa village was created on April 1, 1955 through the merger of the villages of Oyama, Natsuta and Wakayanagi. It was raised to town status on April 1, 1967. On February 20, 2006, Isawa, was merged with the cities of Esashi and Mizusawa, the town of Maesawa, 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 17,297 and a population density of 58.04 persons per km². The total area was 298.02 km².

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