Asakura District, Fukuoka

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Location of Asakura District in Fukuoka Prefecture

Asakura (朝倉郡 Asakura-gun?) is a district located in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan.

As of 2003, the district has an estimated population of 50,658 and a density of 255.01 persons per km². The total area is 198.65 km². Water wheels form one of the attractions of the district.

Towns and villages[edit]

Mergers[edit]

  • On March 22, 2005 the former towns of Miwa and Yasu merged, becoming the town of Chikuzen.
  • On March 28, 2005 the former villages of Hōshuyama and Koishiwara merged, becoming the village of Tōhō.
  • On March 20, 2006 the former towns of Asakura and Haki merged with the city of Amagi to form the new city of Asakura.

Coordinates: 33°26′10″N 130°36′15″E / 33.43611°N 130.60417°E / 33.43611; 130.60417