Inagawa, Hyōgo

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Inagawa
猪名川町
Town
Inagawa town hall
Inagawa town hall
Location of Inagawa in Hyōgo Prefecture
Location of Inagawa in Hyōgo Prefecture
Inagawa is located in Japan
Inagawa
Inagawa
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°54′N 135°23′E / 34.900°N 135.383°E / 34.900; 135.383Coordinates: 34°54′N 135°23′E / 34.900°N 135.383°E / 34.900; 135.383
Country Japan
Region Kansai
Prefecture Hyōgo Prefecture
District Kawabe
Government
 • Mayor Chohji Fukuda (福田長治)
Area
 • Total 90.41 km2 (34.91 sq mi)
Population (Dec 2012)
 • Total 31,381
 • Density 350/km2 (900/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree pine
- Flower azalea
Address Ueno-aza-Kitahata 11-1, Inagawa, Hyogo, Japan
666-0292
Website Town of Inagawa

Inagawa (猪名川町 Inagawa-chō?) is a town located in Kawabe District (川辺郡), Hyōgo Prefecture (兵庫県), Japan.

This town is located in southeastern part of Hyogo Prefecture.

As of Dec 2012, the town has an estimated population of 31,381. The total area is 90.41 km².

While this town is comparatively close to central Osaka, it is abundant in nature.

In southern part of Inagawa, there are three large new towns, Hankyu-Nissei-newtown(阪急日生ニュータウン),Inagawa-Parktown(猪名川パークタウン),and Tsutsujigaoka(つつじが丘). These three newtowns are the centre of Inagawa Town. Inagawa is a commuter's town of Osaka or Kobe.

The famous Tada silver-and-copper mine (多田銀銅山) is located in the southern part of Inagawa. It is claimed, with some uncertainty, that Toyotomi Hideyoshi's treasures are buried there.

In the northern part of Inagawa, much nature remains. The Firefly, Japanese giant salamander, and Rhacophorus arboreus still live there.

The mascot of Inagawa is Inabō(いなぼう), a character of a Wild boar

Geography[edit]

  • river
    • Inagawa River (猪名川)

History[edit]

Before 12th century, mining of Tada silver-and-copper mine was started.

In 1955, Nakatani Village (中谷村) and Mutsuse Village (六瀬村) merged and became Inagawa Town.

In 1978, Nose Electric Railway Nissei Line was opened to traffic.

Administration[edit]

  • successive townmayors
    • Mitsuo Uegami (上神光雄)
    • Kazumi Miyahigashi (宮東一三)
    • Yasuo Sanada (真田保男)
    • Chōji Fukuda (福田長治)(present, since Nov 2009)

Sister cities[edit]

Inagawa has one sister city:

People from Inagawa[edit]

  • Tatsuya Ikeda (池田達也)(a pro footballplayer)
  • Maiko Nakaoka (中岡麻衣子)(a pro footballplayer)
  • Eriko Hirose (廣瀬栄理子)
  • Nobuyuki Mori (森信行)(a musician)
  • Ayumu Yamamoto (山本歩)(a pro baseballplayer)

External links[edit]

Media related to Inagawa, Hyōgo at Wikimedia Commons