Information on Iwate Prefecture

The prefectural capital is Morioka.

Iwate Prefecture differs in the weather by vast farmland and the area. Iwate Prefecture is blessed with agricultural resources. And the agriculture which employed the characteristic of the area efficiently is performed. Prosperous agriculture is rice, rindou, and a spinach. Iwate Prefecture is abundant in forest resources. A forestry enterprise is important industry for Iwate Prefecture. Moreover, Iwate Prefecture is putting power also into natural power sources.

The fisheries of Iwate Prefecture are known as a rich fishery. Cultured wakame seaweed and the production of an abalone of Iwate Prefecture are the 1st place in Japan. And a salmon is the 2nd in Japan.

A cities, towns and villages list is here.

Ranking of Iwate
Item National ranking Outline
Area (2009) The 2st place 15,278 square kilometers
The number of cities, wards, towns, and villages (2010) The 22st place 34 cities, towns and villages
Population (2008) The 32th place 1,366,652 persons
Number of households (2008) The 32th place 499351 households
People-of-the-prefecture gross product (substance) (2007) The 31th place 5,028,838 (unit: 1 million yen)