Iwate Prefectur

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Iwate Prefecture

岩手県
Japanese transcription(s)
 • Japanese岩手県
 • RōmajiIwate-ken
Offeecial logo o Iwate Prefecture
Seembol
Location of Iwate Prefecture
KintraJapan
RegionTohoku
IslandHonshu
CaipitalMorioka
Govrenment
 • GovrenorTakuya Tasso
Area
 • Total15,278.40 km2 (5,899.02 sq mi)
Aurie rank2nt
Population
 (1 Oct 2010[1])
 • Tot1,330,530
 • Rank30th
 • Density90/km2 (200/sq mi)
ISO 3166 codeJP-03
Destricts10
Municipalities33
FlouerPaulownia tree (Paulownia tomentosa)
TreeNanbu red pine (Pinus densiflora)
BirdGreen pheasant (Phasianus colchicus)
Wabsteidwww.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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