Location of Kuzumaki in Iwate Prefecture
|• Total||434.99 km2 (167.95 sq mi)|
|Population (February 2014)|
|• Density||15.5/km2 (40/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|• Tree||Silver birch|
|• Bird||Copper pheasant|
|Address||Kuzumaki dai-16 jiwari 1-1, Kuzumaki-machi, Iwate-gun, Iwate-ken 028-5494|
Kuzumaki (葛巻町 Kuzumaki-machi?) is a town located in Iwate District, Iwate Prefecture, Japan. As of February 2014, the town had an estimated population of 6,741 and a population density of 15.5 persons per km2. The total area was 434.99 km2. The town uses many alternative energy sources.
Kuzumaki is located in a basin in north-central Iwate Prefecture with an average elevation of 400 meters, bordered by 1000 meter mountains. Approximately 86% of the tow area is covered by forest.
- Iwate Prefecture
The villages of Kuzumaki and Ekari within Kita-Kunohe District and the village of Tabe within Iwate District were created on April 1, 1889 with the establishment of the municipality system. Kita-Kunohe District and Minami-Kunohe Districts merged to form Kunohe District on April 1, 1897. Kuzumaki was raised to town status on December 25, 1940. On July 1, 1948, Kuzumaki and Isashi were transferred to Iwate District. Kuzumaki annexed neighboring Ekari and Tabe on July 15, 1955.
The local economy is based on agriculture, including dairy products and wine production.
Kuzumaki is not served by any railway connections.
Media related to Kuzumaki, Iwate at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (Japanese)