|Area (rank)||15,278.40 km² (2nd)|
|- % water||0.1%|
|Population (1 Oct 2010)|
|- Population||1,330,530 (30th)|
|- Density||90 /km²|
|- Flower||Paulownia tree (Paulownia tomentosa)|
|- Tree||Nanbu red pine (Pinus densiflora)|
|- Bird||Green pheasant (Phasianus colchicus)|
Symbol of Iwate Prefecture
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History[change | change source]
The new provinces were abolished in July 1871.
Geography[change | change source]
The prefecture is in the Tōhoku region of Honshū island. It has the island's easternmost point. The eastern coastline faces the Pacific Ocean. Iwate shares its northern border with Aomori Prefecture. The western border meets Akita Prefecture. Its southern border is shared with Miyagi Prefecture.
Cities[change | change source]
National Parks[change | change source]
National parks cover about 5% of the total land area of the prefecture. They include:
Shrines and temples[change | change source]
Related pages[change | change source]
- Provinces of Japan
- Prefectures of Japan
- List of regions of Japan
- List of islands of Japan
- Iwate Museum of Art
References[change | change source]
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2002). "Iwate-ken" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 410.
- Nussbaum, "Morioka" at p. 661.
- Nussbaum, "Provinces and prefectures" at p. 780.
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Rikuōku" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 790.
- Nussbaum, "Rikuchū" at p. 790.
- Nussbaum, "Rikuzen" at p. 790.
- Nussbaum, "Iwashiro" at p. 410.
- Nussbaum, "Iwaki" at p. 408.
- Nippon-Kichi, "Saw-tooth Sanriku Coastline"; retrieved 2012-1-12.
- Japan-i, Sanriku Coastline/Kamaishi Daikannon; retrieved 2012-1-12.
- Nussbaum, "Tōhoku" at p. 970.
- Japan Ministry of the Environment, "General overview of area figures for Natural Parks by prefecture"; retrieved 2012-3-13.
- Japan Ministry of the Environment, "Towada-Hachimantai National Park"; retrieved 2012-3-19.
- Japan Ministry of the Environment, "Rikuchu Kaigan National Park"; retrieved 2012-3-19.
- "Nationwide List of Ichinomiya," p. 2; retrieved 2012-1-17.
- "World Heritage Hiraizumi". Retrieved 2013-07-10.