Shimohei District, Iwate

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Location of Shimohei District in Iwate Prefecture

Shimohei (下閉伊郡 Shimohei-gun?) is a district located in Iwate Prefecture, Japan.

Following the merger of Tarō and Niisato into Miyako and as of 2003 population data, the district has an estimated population of 43,747 and a population density of 21.39 persons per km². The total area is 2,045.26 km².

There are two towns and two villages within the district.



Coordinates: 39°52′N 141°47′E / 39.867°N 141.783°E / 39.867; 141.783