Kaisei, Kanagawa

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Kaisei
開成町
Town
Kaiesei Town Hall
Kaiesei Town Hall
Flag of Kaisei
Flag
Official seal of Kaisei
Seal
Location of Kaisei in Kanagawa Prefecture
Location of Kaisei in Kanagawa Prefecture
Kaisei is located in Japan
Kaisei
Kaisei
 
Coordinates: 35°20′N 139°08′E / 35.333°N 139.133°E / 35.333; 139.133Coordinates: 35°20′N 139°08′E / 35.333°N 139.133°E / 35.333; 139.133
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Kanagawa Prefecture
District Ashigarakami
Area
 • Total 6.56 km2 (2.53 sq mi)
Population (June 1, 2012)
 • Total 16,567
 • Density 2,530/km2 (6,600/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Castanopsis
- Flower Hydrangea
Phone number 0465-83-2331
Address 773 Ezawa, Kaisei-machi, Ashigarakami-gun, Kanagawa-ken 258-8502
Website Town of Kaisei HP

Kaisei (開成町 Kaisei-machi?) is a town located in Ashigarakami District, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. As of June 2012, the town had an estimated population of 16,567 and a population density of 2,530 persons per km². The total area was 6.56 km². It is the smallest town in Kanagawa Prefecture in terms of area.

Geography[edit]

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area of modern Kaisei was part of Odawara Domain in Sagami Province during the Edo period. After the Meiji Restoration, the area became part of Ashigarakami District in Kanagawa Prefecture and was divided into several villages. The town of Kaisei was founded on February 2, 1955 through the merger of Sakata village and Yoshidajima village. It was connected by train on March 14, 1985.

Economy[edit]

The economy of Kaisei is based primarily on agriculture and forestry. The main industry is a factory owned by Fujifilm.

Transportation[edit]

Railroad[edit]

Highway[edit]

  • Kanagawa Prefectural Routes 78, 712, 720

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