Asakawa, Fukushima

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Asakawa
浅川町
Town
Asakawa Town Hall
Asakawa Town Hall
Flag of Asakawa
Flag
Official seal of Asakawa
Seal
Location of Asakawa in Fukushima Prefecture
Location of Asakawa in Fukushima Prefecture
Asakawa is located in Japan
Asakawa
Asakawa
 
Coordinates: 37°04′59″N 140°25′01″E / 37.08306°N 140.41694°E / 37.08306; 140.41694Coordinates: 37°04′59″N 140°25′01″E / 37.08306°N 140.41694°E / 37.08306; 140.41694
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Fukushima Prefecture
District Ishikawa District
Area
 • Total 37.43 km2 (14.45 sq mi)
Population (November 2014)
 • Total 6,604
 • Density 176/km2 (460/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Pinus densiflora
- Flower Pecteilis radiata
- Bird Azure-winged magpie
Phone number 0247-36-4121
Address 112-15 Setoyachi, Asakawa, Asakawa-machi, Ishikawa-gun, Fukushima-ken 963-6204
Website Official HP

Asakawa (浅川町 Asakawa-machi?) is a town located in Ishikawa District, Fukushima Prefecture, in northern Honshū, Japan. As of November 2014, the town had an estimated population of 6,604 and a population density of 176 persons per km². The total area was 37.43  km².

Geography[edit]

Asakawa is located in southern portion of Fukushima prefecture.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area of present-day Asakura was part of ancient Mutsu Province. The area was tenryō territory under direct control of the Tokugawa Shogunate during the Edo period. After the Meiji Restoration, it was organized as part of Nakadōri region of Iwaki Province.

The village of Asakura was formed on April 1, 1889 with the creation of the municipalities system. It was raised to town status on August 1, 1935. The town expanded on October 1, 1950 by the annexation of the neighboring village of Yamashiraishi.

Economy[edit]

The economy of Asakura is primarily based on agriculture.

Education[edit]

  • Asakawa Middle School
  • Asakawa Yamashiraishi Elementary School
  • Asakawa Satoshiraishi Elementary School

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

Noted people from Asakawa[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Asakawa, Fukushima at Wikimedia Commons