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Prefecture of Iwate, Japan

Location of prefecture of Iwate on a map

Iwate is a prefecture found in the nation of Japan. Home to 1,416,198 people, it is the 30th largest division in Japan in terms of population.

Iwate gained its current status as a prefecture in the year 1868. The government of Iwate is lead by Takuya Tassoand is based in the prefecture capital of Morioka (Population: 295,172).

The most populous cities in Iwate are: Morioka-shi (Population: 295,172), Kitakami (Population: 93,854), Hanamaki (Population: 73,115), Ichinoseki (Population: 62,970), Mizusawa (Population: 61,281).

Iwate Prefecture - Quick Facts

Country Japan
Region Type Prefecture
ISO Code JP_03
Time Zone JST
Year of Establishment 1868
Capital Morioka-shi (Population: 295,172)
Head of Government Takuya Tasso
Total Population 1,416,198
Total Area 15,279 sq km (5,899 sq miles)
Population Density 92.7 sq km (240.1 sq miles)
This page was last updated on July 24, 2015.

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