Wajima, Ishikawa

Japanese Name: 輪島市
Prefecture: Ishikawa
Population: 31,532
Area: 426.25:
Longitude 136.8991957
Latitude 37.39059009999999
Homepage: http://www.city.wajima.ishikawa.jp/

Wajima, Ishikawa

Wajima (輪島市, Wajima-shi) is a city located in Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on March 31, 1954.

As of 2008, the city has an estimated population of 31,532 and a population density of 74 persons per km². The total area is 426.25 km².

On February 1, 2006, the town of Monzen (from Hōsu District, and previously from Fugeshi District before March 1, 2005) was merged into Wajima.

Noto Airport serves Wajima.

On March 25, 2007, the 2007 Noto earthquake caused one death, injuries, and property damage in Wajima and other parts of Ishikawa Prefecture.