Noda Village Hall
Location of Noda in Iwate Prefecture
|• Total||80.84 km2 (31.21 sq mi)|
|Population (February 2014)|
|• Density||53.1/km2 (138/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|Address||Noda dai-20 jiwari 14, Noda-mura, Kunohe-gun, Iwate 028-8201|
Noda (野田村 Noda-mura?) is a village located in Kunohe District, Iwate, Japan. As of February 2014, the town had an estimated population of 4,290 and a population density of 53.1 persons per km². The total area was 80.84 km².
Noda is located in far north-eastern Iwate Prefecture, bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the east and the Kitakami Mountains to the west.
The area of present-day Noda was part of ancient Mutsu Province, dominated by the Nambu clan during the Edo period, who ruled Hachinohe Domain under the Tokugawa shogunate. The village of Noda was created within Kita-Kunohe District on April 1, 1889. The area was swept by a tsunami in 1896, which killed 261 villagers and destroyed 411 houses. Kita-Kunohe District and Minami-Kunohe Districts merged to form Kunohe District on April 1, 1897. The village again suffered from the effects of a tsunami in 1933, which killed seven people and destroyed 58 houses. The 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami created extensive damage.
The local economy is based on commercial fishing and to a lesser extent on agriculture. The area was formerly noted for its salt production.
Media related to Noda, Iwate at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (Japanese)