Kōhoku, Saga

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Kōhoku
江北町
Town
Location of Kōhoku in Saga Prefecture
Location of Kōhoku in Saga Prefecture
Kōhoku is located in Japan
Kōhoku
Kōhoku
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 33°13′N 130°9′E / 33.217°N 130.150°E / 33.217; 130.150Coordinates: 33°13′N 130°9′E / 33.217°N 130.150°E / 33.217; 130.150
Country Japan
Region Kyushu
Prefecture Saga Prefecture
District Kishima
Government
 • Mayor Kenichi Tanaka
Area
 • Total 24.48 km2 (9.45 sq mi)
Population (February 1, 2009)
 • Total 9,544
 • Density 390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Ilex integra
- Flower Narcissus
Address 1651-1 Ōaza Yamaguchi, Kōhoku-chō, Kishima-gun, Saga-ken
849-0592
Phone number 0952-86-2111
Website Town of Kōhoku

Kōhoku (江北町 Kōhoku-machi?) is a town located in Kishima District, Saga Prefecture, Japan. It is known as a crossroads for railways and national highways, and as such has dubbed itself "the navel of Saga".

Geography[edit]

Adjoining Municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

  • April 1, 1932 - The villages of Oda (小田村), Yamaguchi (山口村), and Sarushi (佐留志村) merge to form the village of Kōhoku.
  • April 1, 1952- The village of Kōhoku gains town status.
  • September 30, 1956 - Part of the village of Teisen (砥川村) from Ogi District merges with Kōhoku.

Education[edit]

  • Kōhoku Junior High School (江北町立江北中学校)
  • Kōhoku Elementary School (江北町立江北小学校)

Transportation[edit]

Air[edit]

Rail[edit]

  • Station(s): Hizen-Yamaguchi
  • Lines: Nagasaki Main Line, Sasebo Line
  • To Major Cities
    • To Fukuoka, as well as the nearest Shinkansen station:
      • About 45 minutes by the limited express Kamome
      • About 1 hour and 40 minutes by local train, changing at Tosu
    • To Nagasaki: About 1 hour and 10 minutes by limited express, about 2 hours and 10 minutes by local train
    • To Sasebo: About 55 minutes by limited express, about 1 hour and 10 minutes by local train

Road[edit]

External links[edit]

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