Higashikagawa, Kagawa

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Higashikagawa
東かがわ市
City
Flag of Higashikagawa
Flag
Location of Higashikagawa in Kagawa Prefecture
Location of Higashikagawa in Kagawa Prefecture
Higashikagawa is located in Japan
Higashikagawa
Higashikagawa
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°15′N 134°22′E / 34.250°N 134.367°E / 34.250; 134.367Coordinates: 34°15′N 134°22′E / 34.250°N 134.367°E / 34.250; 134.367
Country Japan
Region Shikoku
Prefecture Kagawa Prefecture
Area
 • Total 153.19 km2 (59.15 sq mi)
Population (2003)
 • Total 36,988
 • Density 240/km2 (630/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Website City of Higashikagawa

Higashikagawa (東かがわ市 Higashikagawa-shi?) is a city located in Kagawa Prefecture, Japan.

As of 2003, the city has an estimated population of 36,988 and a population density of 241.45 persons per km². The total area is 153.19 km².

The modern city of Higashikagawa was established on April 1, 2003, from the merger of three towns from the eastern part of the former Ōkawa District: Hiketa, Ōchi and Shirotori. Ōkawa District was dissolved as a result of the formation of Higashikagawa.

Higashikagawa is famed for its wasanbon production.

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