Kozagawa, Wakayama

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Kozagawa
古座川町
Town
Flag of Kozagawa
Flag
Location of Kozagawa in Wakayama Prefecture
Location of Kozagawa in Wakayama Prefecture
Kozagawa is located in Japan
Kozagawa
Kozagawa
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 33°32′N 135°49′E / 33.533°N 135.817°E / 33.533; 135.817Coordinates: 33°32′N 135°49′E / 33.533°N 135.817°E / 33.533; 135.817
Country Japan
Region Kansai
Prefecture Wakayama Prefecture
District Higashimuro
Government
 • Mayor Takeo Takeda (since July 2008)
Area
 • Total 294.52 km2 (113.71 sq mi)
Population (1 Dec 2012)
 • Total 2,989
 • Density 10/km2 (26/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Cryptomeria japonica
- Flower Prunus jamasakura
- Bird Cettia diphone
Address Takaike 673-2, Kozagawa Town, Higashi-Muro District, Wakayama Prefecture (和歌山県東牟婁郡古座川町高池673-2)
649-4104
Phone number 81-(0)735-72-0180
Website Town of Kozagawa

Kozagawa (古座川町 Kozagawa-chō?) is a town located in Higashimuro District (東牟婁郡), Wakayama Prefecture (和歌山県), Japan.

As of Dec 1 2012, the town has an estimated population of 2,989,[citation needed] and a density of 10.1 persons per km². The total area is 294.52 km².

This town is located in a mauntainous region of southern part of Kii Peninsula.

In this town, the forestry is prosperous.

The total area of Kozagawa Town is the second largest in Wakayama Prefecture.

The population of Kozagawa Town is the second smallest in Wakayama Prefecture.

History[edit]

Because of warm and wet climate, from ancient times, good-quality woods, called "Kozagawa-Zai(古座川材)", have been produced.

  • In 1889, the municipality organization system was enforced:
    • Takaike Village (高池村) - (merger of Takagawara Village, Ikenoguchi Village, Ikenoyama Village, Kusu Village, Utsuki Village, Tsukinose Village, and Kashiyama Village).
    • Myojin Village (明神村) - (merger of Nakazaki Village, Aise Village, Tachiaigawa Village, Tsurugawa Village, Ichiburi Village, Oh'yanagi Village, Uruno Village, Tachiai Village, Shimonaka Village, Kawaguchi Village, Takase Village, Nukumi Village, and Mine Village).
    • Mitogawa Village (三尾川村) - (merger of Mitogawa Village, Nabera Village, Ohkawa Village, Nagaoi Village, Utsuo Village, Hinatagawa Village, and Kurozu Village).
    • Kogawa Village (小川村) - (merger of Choutsuo Village, Ohkuwa Village, Nishiakagi Village, Tagawa Village, Komorigawa Village, Uzutsui Village, Sarugawa Village, and Yamate Village).
    • Shichigawa Village (七川村) - (merger of Nishikawa Village, Shimotsuyu Village, Narukawa Village, Matsune Village, Hirai Village, Inodani Village, Sada Village, and Soinogawa Village).
  • In 1900, Takaike Village became Takaike Town.
  • On March 31, 1956, Takaike Town, Myojin Village, Mitogawa Village, Kogawa Village, and Shichigawa Village merged and became Kozagawa Town.

Administration[edit]

The present townmayor is Takeo Takeda(武田丈夫)(2008- ).

Kozagawa Town, Kushimoto Town, and Susami Town comes under Kushimoto police station. In Kozagawa Town, there are three Kōbans: Takaike, Myojin, and Sada.

Economy[edit]

According to the census of 2005, 162 people engage in primary industry, 196 people engage in secondary industry, and 927 people engage in third industry.

the local speciality of this town is Yuzu.

Sights[edit]

  • Kozagawa-no-Ichimaiiwa Rock
  • Takinohai Falls
  • Maboroshi-no-taki Falls
  • Shichikawa Dam
  • Kozagawa Gorge
  • hotsprings
    • Tsukinose Hotspring
    • Yunohana Hotspring

Transportation[edit]

railway

In Kozagawa Town no station. But the nearest station is Koza Station of JR Kisei Main Line.

road

  • national routes
  • main prefectural roads
    • Prefectural Road 38
    • Prefectural Road 39
    • Prefectural Road 43
    • Prefectural Road 229

buses

  • Kozagawa Town Bus (called "Kozagawa-cho-Furusato-bus)

Persons from Kozagawa Town[edit]

Persons related to Kozagawa Town[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Kozagawa, Wakayama at Wikimedia Commons