Kawasaki, Miyagi

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Kawasaki
川崎町
Town
Kamafusa Lake in Kawasaki
Kamafusa Lake in Kawasaki
Flag of Kawasaki
Flag
Official seal of Kawasaki
Seal
Location of Kawasaki in Miyagi Prefecture
Location of Kawasaki in Miyagi Prefecture
Kawasaki is located in Japan
Kawasaki
Kawasaki
 
Coordinates: 38°10′23″N 140°38′23″E / 38.17306°N 140.63972°E / 38.17306; 140.63972Coordinates: 38°10′23″N 140°38′23″E / 38.17306°N 140.63972°E / 38.17306; 140.63972
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Miyagi
District Shibata
Area
 • Total 53.98 km2 (20.84 sq mi)
Population (June 2014)
 • Total 9,315
 • Density 34.4/km2 (89/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Enkianthus perulatus
- Flower Rhododendron subg. Hymenanthes
Phone number 0224-55-2111
Address Maekawa Urate 175-1, Kawasaki-machi, Shibata-gun, Miyagi-ken 989-1592
Website Official website
View of Funaoka

Kawasaki (川崎町 Kawasaki-machi?) is a town located in Shibata District, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. As of June 2014, the town had an estimated population of 9,315 and a population density of 34.4 persons per km². The total area was 270.80  km².

Geography[edit]

Kawasaki is located in south-western Miyagi Prefecture, bordered by the Ou Mountains to the west. About 85% of the town area is classified as mountainous.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area of present-day Kawasaki was part of ancient Mutsu Province.The village of Kawasaki was established on April 1, 1889 with the establishment of the municipalities system. It was promoted to town status on May 3, 1948. Kawasaki merged with the neighboring town of Tomioka on April 20, 1955.

Economy[edit]

The economy of Kawasaki is largely based on agriculture and forestry.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Kawasaki is not served by any train lines.

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Kawasaki, Miyagi at Wikimedia Commons