Iwate Prefecture

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Iwate Prefecture
岩手県
Prefecture
Flag of Iwate Prefecture
Flag
Seal of IwatePrefecture
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Motto: 岩手に遊ぼう!
Trentannian: "Let's have fun in Iwate!"
Location of Iwate Prefecture in Okaiken
Location of Iwate Prefecture in Okaiken
Country  Okaiken
Island Harujima
Region Kitabake
Established September 29, 1872
Capital Shinagawa
Government
 • Prefectural Head Takashi Wataru (LDP)
 • Leader of Governing Council Mishima Sayumi
Area
 • Total 8,013.91 km2 (3,100 sq mi)
Area rank 14th
Population (2015)
 • Total 2,091,112
 • Estimate (2016) 2,100,115
 • Rank 16th
 • Density 260/km2 (680/sq mi)
Time zone Okaiken Standard Time (UTC+9)
Area code(s) 15
Website okaiken.gov/iwate.php

Iwate Prefecture (岩手県 Iwate Ken?) is a prefecture of Okaiken located north of the capital, Okami. Its population as of 2015 was 2,091,112. It is the 14th largest prefecture with an area of 8,013.91 square kilometres. Its capital city is Ofunato. Iwate prefecture is known for its seashell industry as well as its heavy manufacturing. Most electronics companies in Okaiken, such as Onkyo and Denchisha, have their manufacturing industries in Iwate. The shipbuilding company Meiji is also located in Ofunato.

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