Kunohe, Iwate

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Kunohe Village Hall
Kunohe Village Hall
Flag of Kunohe
Official seal of Kunohe
Location of Kunohe in Iwate Prefecture
Location of Kunohe in Iwate Prefecture
Kunohe is located in Japan
Coordinates: 40°12′40.9″N 141°25′8.3″E / 40.211361°N 141.418972°E / 40.211361; 141.418972Coordinates: 40°12′40.9″N 141°25′8.3″E / 40.211361°N 141.418972°E / 40.211361; 141.418972
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Iwate
District Kunohe
 • Total 134.05 km2 (51.76 sq mi)
Population (February 2014)
 • Total 6,145
 • Density 45.8/km2 (119/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City symbols  
• Tree Pinus densiflora
• Flower Rhododendron
• Bird Copper pheasant
Phone number 0195-42-2111
Address Ihonai dai-10 jiwari 11-6, Kunohe-mura, Kunohe-gun, Iwate 028-6502
Website Official website

Kunohe (九戸村 Kunohe-mura?) is a village located in Kunohe District, Iwate, Japan. As of February 2014, the village had an estimated population of 6,145 and a population density of 45.8 persons per km2. The total area was 134.05  km2.


Kunohe is located in north-central Iwate Prefecture, surrounded by the Kitakami Mountains.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]


The area of present-day Kunohe was part of ancient Mutsu Province, dominated by the Nambu clan during the Edo period, who ruled Hachinohe Domain under the Tokugawa shogunate. The villages of Toda, ibonai and Esashika within Kita-Kunohe District were created on April 1, 1889. Kita-Kunohe District and Minami-Kunohe Districts merged to form Kunohe District on April 1, 1897. The three villages merged to form the modern village of Kunohe on April 1, 1955.


The economy of Kunohe is based on agriculture, the production of charcoal and animal husbandry, primarily poultry.


Kunohe is not served by any train routes.


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