Ishidoriya, Iwate

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Ishidoriya
石鳥谷町
Former municipality
Flag of Ishidoriya
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Location of Ishidoriya in Iwate Prefecture
Location of Ishidoriya in Iwate Prefecture
Ishidoriya is located in Japan
Ishidoriya
Ishidoriya
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 39°29′2.2″N 141°8′49.4″E / 39.483944°N 141.147056°E / 39.483944; 141.147056Coordinates: 39°29′2.2″N 141°8′49.4″E / 39.483944°N 141.147056°E / 39.483944; 141.147056
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Iwate Prefecture
District Hienuki District
Merged January 1, 2006
(now part of Hanamaki)
Area
 • Total 118.57 km2 (45.78 sq mi)
Population (January 1, 2006)
 • Total 15,951
 • Density 134.5/km2 (348/sq mi)
Symbols
 • Tree Cryptomeria
 • Flower Prunus mume
 • Bird Black kite
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)

Ishidoriya (石鳥谷町 Ishidoriya-chō?) was a town located in Hienuki District, Iwate Prefecture, Japan.

History[edit]

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.

As of January 1, 2006, the town had an estimated population of 15,951 and a population density of 134.5 persons per km2. The total area was 118.57 km2.

Ishidoriya had a sister city relationship with Rutland, Vermont.

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