Kagamiishi, Fukushima

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Kagamiishi
鏡石町
Town
Kagamiishi Town Hall
Kagamiishi Town Hall
Flag of Kagamiishi
Flag
Official seal of Kagamiishi
Seal
Location of Kagamiishi in Fukushima Prefecture
Location of Kagamiishi in Fukushima Prefecture
Kagamiishi is located in Japan
Kagamiishi
Kagamiishi
 
Coordinates: 37°15′10″N 140°20′37″E / 37.25278°N 140.34361°E / 37.25278; 140.34361Coordinates: 37°15′10″N 140°20′37″E / 37.25278°N 140.34361°E / 37.25278; 140.34361
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Fukushima Prefecture
District Iwase District
Area
 • Total 31.25 km2 (12.07 sq mi)
Population (November 2014)
 • Total 12,586
 • Density 403/km2 (1,040/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Sakura
- Flower Iris sibirica
Phone number 0248-62-2111
Address 345 Fujinuma, Kagamiishi-machi, Iwase-gun, Fukushima-ken 969-0492
Website Official HP

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.

Geography[edit]

Kagamiishi is located in south-central Fukushima prefecture.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

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,

Economy[edit]

The economy of Kagamiishi is primarily agricultural.

Education[edit]

  • Kagamiishi Middle School
  • Fukushima Prefectural Iwase Agricultural High School

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

External links[edit]

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