Iwate Prefectur

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Iwate Prefectur
Japanese transcription(s)
 • Japanese 岩手県
 • Rōmaji Iwate-ken

Seembol o Iwate Prefectur
Kintra Japan
Region Tohoku
Island Honshu
Caipital Morioka
Government
 • Govrenor Takuya Tasso
Area
 • Total 15,278.40 km2 (5,899.02 sq mi)
Area rank 2nt
Population (1 Oct 2010[1])
 • Total 1,330,530
 • Rank 30th
 • Density 90/km2 (200/sq mi)
ISO 3166 code JP-03
Destricts 10
Municipalities 33
Flower Paulownia tree (Paulownia tomentosa)
Tree Nanbu red pine (Pinus densiflora)
Bird Green pheasant (Phasianus colchicus)
Website www.pref.iwate.jp

Iwate Prefecture (岩手県 Iwate-ken?) is the seicont lairgest prefectur o Japan efter Hokkaido.[2] It is locatit in the Tōhoku region o Honshū island an contains the island's eastmaist point.[3] The caipital is Morioka.[4] Iwate haes the lawest population density o ony prefectur ootside Hokkaido. Famous attractions include the Buddhist temples o Hiraizumi, includin Chūson-ji an Mōtsū-ji wi their treasurs, Fujiwara no Sato, a movie lot an theme pairk in Esashi Ward, Oshu Ceety, Tenshochi, a park in Kitakami Ceety kent for its big, auld cherry trees an Morioka Castle in Morioka Ceety.

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  1. National Census 2010 Preliminary Results
  2. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Iwate-ken" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 410 at Google Books
  3. Nussbaum, "Tōhoku" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 970 at Google Books.
  4. Nussbaum, "Morioka" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 661 at Google Books.

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