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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 September 30, 2016, the city has an estimated population of 84,127 and the density of 170 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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