Mutsuzawa

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Mutsuzawa
睦沢町
Town
Mutsuzawa Town Hall
Mutsuzawa Town Hall
Flag of Mutsuzawa
Flag
Official seal of Mutsuzawa
Seal
Location of Mutsuzawa in Chiba Prefecture
Location of Mutsuzawa in Chiba Prefecture
Mutsuzawa is located in Japan
Mutsuzawa
Mutsuzawa
 
Coordinates: 35°22′N 140°19′E / 35.367°N 140.317°E / 35.367; 140.317Coordinates: 35°22′N 140°19′E / 35.367°N 140.317°E / 35.367; 140.317
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Chiba Prefecture
District Chōsei
Area
 • Total 35.59 km2 (13.74 sq mi)
Population (April 2012)
 • Total 7,185
 • Density 202/km2 (520/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Plum tree
- Flower Satsuki azalea
Phone number 0475-44-1111
Address 1650 Shimonogō, Mutsuzawa-machi, Chōsei-gun, Chiba-ken
299-4414
Website Town of Mutsuzawa

Mutsuzawa (睦沢町 Mutsuzawa-machi?) is a town located in Chōsei District, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. As of April 2012, the town has an estimated population of 7,185 and a population density of 202 persons per km². The total area is 35.59 km².

Geography[edit]

Located in the mountainous area that divides the center of Bōsō Peninsula, Mutsuzawa has little flat terrain. The town consists primarily of rolling, sometimes steep, hills.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

Mutsuzawa has been settled since ancient times, and has several burial mounds from the Kofun period. Myōraku-ji, a temple founded in the Heian period, houses a wooden statue of the seated Dainichi Nyorai which has been designated one of the Important Cultural Properties of Japan. In the Edo period, Mutsuzawa was part of Ōtaki Domain.

The modern village of Mutsuzawa was formed in 1955 as a merger of the villages of Tsuchimutsu, Mizusawa, and a portion of the town of Chōnan. It was elevated to town status in 1983.

Economy[edit]

Mutsuzawa's agricultural areas produce rice and milk. The town also has some natural gas reserves.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Mutsuzawa is not serviced by train.

Highway[edit]

  • Chiba Prefectural Road 148
  • Chiba Prefectural Road 150
  • Chiba Prefectural Road 151

External links[edit]