Sumita Town Hall
Location of Sumita in Iwate Prefecture
|• -Mayor||Kin'ichi Tada|
|• Total||334.83 km2 (129.28 sq mi)|
|Population (September 2016)|
|• Density||18/km2 (50/sq mi)|
|Population total figure is for total residents, including resident aliens|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|• Flower||Large-flowered cypripedium|
|• Bird||Copper pheasant|
|Address||Setamai, Aza Kawamukai 88-1, Sumita-cho, Kensen-gun, Iwate-ken 029-2396|
Sumita is located in a basin in southeastern Iwate Prefecture in the southern Kitakami Mountains, surrounded by peaks with an elevation of between 600 and 1500 meters an all sides. Approximately 90% of the town’s area is covered by forest and mountains.
- Iwate Prefecture
The villages of Kamiarisu, Shimoarisu and Setamai within Kesen District were created on April 1, 1889 with the establishment of the municipality system. Setamai became a town on April 29, 1940. The Kamiarisu and Shimoarisu merged with Setamai on April 1, 1955 to create the town of Sumita.
The local economy is largely based on forestry and agriculture.
Media related to Sumita, Iwate at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (Japanese)