Kyōwa, Hokkaido

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Kyōwa
共和町
Town
Kyōwa Town hall
Kyōwa Town hall
Location of Kyōwa in Hokkaido (Shiribeshi Subprefecture)
Location of Kyōwa in Hokkaido (Shiribeshi Subprefecture)
Kyōwa is located in Japan
Kyōwa
Kyōwa
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 42°59′N 140°37′E / 42.983°N 140.617°E / 42.983; 140.617Coordinates: 42°59′N 140°37′E / 42.983°N 140.617°E / 42.983; 140.617
Country Japan
Region Hokkaido
Prefecture Hokkaido (Shiribeshi Subprefecture)
District Iwanai
Area
 • Total 304.96 km2 (117.75 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total 6,807
 • Density 22/km2 (58/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Website Official website

Kyōwa (共和町 Kyōwa-chō?) is a town located in Iwanai District, Shiribeshi Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan.

Kyōwa's main economic activity is farming, with watermelon, Japanese melon, and sweet corn as major crops. In line with the agricultural theme, the town's mascot is the kakashi, or scarecrow, images of which adorn features of the town including brickwork and light posts.

As of 2008, the town has an estimated population of 6,807 and a density of 22 persons per km². The total area is 304.96 km².

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