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Kagamiishi Town Hall
Location of Kagamiishi in Fukushima Prefecture
|• Total||31.25 km2 (12.07 sq mi)|
|Population (November 2014)|
|• Density||403/km2 (1,040/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Flower||Iris sibirica|
|Address||345 Fujinuma, Kagamiishi-machi, Iwase-gun, Fukushima-ken 969-0492|
Kagamiishi (鏡石町 Kagamiishi-machi) is a town located in Iwase District, Fukushima Prefecture, in northern Honshū, Japan. As of November 2014, the village had an estimated population of 12,586 and a population density of 403 persons per km². The total area was 31.25 km².
Kagamiishi is located in south-central Fukushima prefecture.
The area of present-day Kagamiishi was part of ancient Mutsu Province and formed part of the holdings of Shirakawa Domain during the Edo period. After the Meiji Restoration, it was organized as part of Nakadōri region of Iwashiro Province.
Kagamiishi Village was formed on April 1, 1889 with the creation of the municipalities system. It was elevated to town status on August 1, 1962. During the 2011 Tohoku earthquake, over 1000 structures were severely damaged or destroyed, corresponding to approximately 23 percent of the town,
The economy of Kagamiishi is primarily agricultural.
- Kagamiishi Middle School
- Fukushima Prefectural Iwase Agricultural High School
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- Official website (in Japanese)