Sawauchi, Iwate

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Former municipality
Flag of Sawauchi
Location of Sawauchi in Iwate Prefecture
Location of Sawauchi in Iwate Prefecture
Sawauchi is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 39°26′2.8″N 140°45′01″E / 39.434111°N 140.75028°E / 39.434111; 140.75028Coordinates: 39°26′2.8″N 140°45′01″E / 39.434111°N 140.75028°E / 39.434111; 140.75028
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Iwate Prefecture
District Waga District
Merged November 1, 2005
(now part of NIshiwaga)
 • Total 286.22 km2 (110.51 sq mi)
Population (November 1, 2005)
 • Total 3,658
 • Density 12.78/km2 (33.1/sq mi)
 • Tree Fagus crenata
 • Flower Erythronium japonicum
 • Bird Common cuckoo
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)

Sawauchi (沢内村 Sawauchi-mura?) was a village located in Waga District, Iwate Prefecture, Japan.


The village of Yuda created on April 1, 1889 within Nishiwaga District with the establishment of the municipality system. Nishiwaga merged with Higashiwaga District to form Waga District on March 29, 1896.

On November 1, 2005, Sawauchi, along with the town of Yuda (also from Waga District), was merged to create the town of Nishiwaga, and no longer exists as an independent municipality.

As of November 2005, the village had an estimated population of 3,658 and a population density of 12.78 persons per km2. The total area was 286.22 km2.


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