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Sanriku, Iwate

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Country  Japan
Area  137.1 km²
District  Kesen District, Iwate
Region  Tōhoku region
Prefecture  Iwate Prefecture
Population  8,322 (31 Oct 2001)
Bird  Common gull
Flower  Japanese camellia
Sanriku, Iwate
Merged  November 15, 2001 (now part of Ōfunato)
Time zone  Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)

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Sanriku (三陸町, Sanriku-cho) was a town located in Kesen District, Iwate Prefecture, Japan, now part of Ōfunato, Iwate.

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History

The village of Sanriku was created on September 30, 1956 with the merger of the villages of Yoshihama, Okirai and Ryori, all from Kesen District.

On November 15, 2001, Sanriku was merged into the expanded city of Ōfunato and no longer exists as an independent municipality.

As of September 30, 2005, the town had an estimated population of 8,322 and a population density of 60.69 persons per km². The total area was 137.13 km².

References

Sanriku, Iwate Wikipedia


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