Location of Ishidoriya in Iwate Prefecture
|Merged||January 1, 2006
(now part of Hanamaki)
|• Total||118.57 km2 (45.78 sq mi)|
|Population (January 1, 2006)|
|• Density||134.5/km2 (348/sq mi)|
|• Flower||Prunus mume|
|• Bird||Black kite|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
The village of Kōchi (好地村) was created on April 1, 1889 with the establishment of the municipalities system. The village was raised to town status on April 1, 1928 and renamed Ishidoriya at that time.
On January 1, 2006, Ishidoriya, along with the town of Ōhasama (from Hienuki District), and the town of Tōwa (from Waga District), was merged into the expanded city of Hanamaki, and no longer exists as an independent municipality.
- Hanamaki official website (in Japanese)