Kawai, Iwate

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Former municipality
Flag of Kawai
Location of Kawai in Iwate Prefecture
Location of Kawai in Iwate Prefecture
Kawai is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 39°36′00″N 141°40′59″E / 39.600°N 141.683°E / 39.600; 141.683Coordinates: 39°36′00″N 141°40′59″E / 39.600°N 141.683°E / 39.600; 141.683
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Iwate Prefecture
District Shimohei District
Merged January 1, 2010
(now part of Miyako)
 • Total 567.07 km2 (218.95 sq mi)
Population (November 1, 2009)
 • Total 2,952
 • Density 5.2/km2 (13/sq mi)
 • Tree Betula pendula
 • Flower Azalea
 • Bird Copper pheasant
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)

Kawai (川井村, Kawai-mura) was a village located in Shimohei District, Iwate Prefecture, Japan.


The village of Kawai was created on April 1, 1889 within Nakahei District with the establishment of the municipalities system. Nakahei was merged with Higashihei and Kitahei districts to form Shimohei District on March 29, 1896. On July 1, 1955, Kawai annexed the neighboring village of Oguni.

On January 1, 2010, Kawai was merged into the expanded city of Miyako, and no longer exists as an independent municipality.[1]

As of January 1, 2006, the village had an estimated population of 2,952 and a population density of 5.2 persons per km². The total area was 563.07 km².


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2005-12-20. Retrieved 2008-09-07. 

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