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Iwamizawa

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Iwamizawa is a city in Sorachi Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan. It is the capital of Sorachi Subprefecture.As of 2009, the city has an estimated population of 90,969 and the density of 189 persons per km². The total area is 481.10km².On March 27, 2006, the town of Kurisawa, and the village of Kita (both from Sorachi District, Sorachi Subprefecture) merged into Iwamizawa.HistoryThe name of "Iwamizawa" is derived from Japanese word "Yuamisawa".Yuami and sawa means "Bathing" and "A swamp".Iwamizawa was developed as a hub of land transportation around Iwamizawa Station.1906 Iwamizawa village became Iwamizawa town.1943 Iwamizawa town became Iwamizawa city.2006 Kurisawa town and Kita village were merged into Iwamizawa city.ClimateIwamizawa has a humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification Dfb) with warm summers and cold winters. Precipitation is significant throughout the year, but is heaviest from August to October.TransportationRailIn the past, Horonai Line and Manji Line ran from Iwamizawa. Hakodate Main Line : Horomui - Kami-Horomui - Iwamizawa Muroran Main Line : Kurioka - Kurisawa - Shibun - Iwamizawa
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