Sumita Town Hall
Location of Sumita in Iwate Prefecture
|• -Mayor||Kin'ichi Tada|
|• Total||334.83 km2 (129.28 sq mi)|
|Population (August 2014)|
|• Density||17.56/km2 (45.5/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|• Flower||Large-flowered cypripedium|
|• Bird||Copper pheasant|
|Address||Setamai, Aza Kawamukai 96-1, Sumita-cho, Kensen-gun, Iwate-ken 029-2396|
Sumita (住田町 Sumita-chō?) is a town located in Kesen District, Iwate Prefecture, Japan. As of February 2014, the town had an estimated population of 5,935 and a population density of 17.7 persons per km2. The total area was 334.83 km2.
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 1300 meters an all sides. Approximately 74% of the town’s area is covered by forest.
- 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 based on forestry and agriculture.
- Japan National Route 283 – Ryogando IC
Media related to Sumita, Iwate at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (Japanese)