Tamayama, Iwate

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Former municipality
Flag of Tamayama
Location of Tamayama in Iwate Prefecture
Location of Tamayama in Iwate Prefecture
Tamayama is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 39°50′48.5″N 141°9′58.4″E / 39.846806°N 141.166222°E / 39.846806; 141.166222Coordinates: 39°50′48.5″N 141°9′58.4″E / 39.846806°N 141.166222°E / 39.846806; 141.166222
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Iwate Prefecture
District Iwate
Merged June 6, 2005
(now part of Morioka)
 • Total 397.32 km2 (153.41 sq mi)
Population (January 10, 2006)
 • Total 13,530
 • Density 34.05/km2 (88.2/sq mi)
 • Tree Cryptomeria
 • Flower Lily of the valley
 • Bird Green pheasant
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)

Tamayama (玉山村 Tamayama-mura?) was a village located in Iwate District, Iwate Prefecture, Japan.


The village of Tamayama created on April 1, 1889 within Minami-Iwate District with the establishment of the municipality system. Minami-Iwate merged with Kita-Iwate District to form Iwate District on March 29, 1896. Tamayama merged with the neighboring villages of Shibutami and Yabukawa on April 1, 1954, and with Makihori on June 1, 1955. On January 10, 2006, Tamayama was merged into the expanded city of Morioka and no longer exists as an independent municipality.

As of January 2006, the village had an estimated population of 13,530 and a population density of 34.05 persons per km2. The total area was 397.32 km2.


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