Samukawa

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Samukawa
寒川町
Town
Central Park in Samukawa
Central Park in Samukawa
Flag of Samukawa
Flag
Official seal of Samukawa
Seal
Location of Samukawa in Kanagawa Prefecture
Location of Samukawa in Kanagawa Prefecture
Samukawa is located in Japan
Samukawa
Samukawa
 
Coordinates: 35°22′36″N 139°23′05″E / 35.37667°N 139.38472°E / 35.37667; 139.38472Coordinates: 35°22′36″N 139°23′05″E / 35.37667°N 139.38472°E / 35.37667; 139.38472
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Kanagawa Prefecture
District Kōza
Area
 • Total 13.42 km2 (5.18 sq mi)
Population (June 12, 2012)
 • Total 47,445
 • Density 3,540/km2 (9,200/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Osmanthus
- Flower Narcissus
- Bird Great Egret
Phone number 0467-74-1111
Address 165 Miyayama, Samukawa-machi, Kōza-gun, Kanagawa-ken 253-0196
Website Town of Samukawa
Samukawa's government office

Samukawa (寒川町 Samukawa-machi?) is a town located in Kōza District, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. As of June 2012, the town had an estimated population of 47,445 and a population density of 3,540 persons per km². The total area was 13.42 km².

Geography[edit]

Samukawa is located in the flatlands of central Kanagawa Prefecture. The Sagami River passes through the town.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The village of Samukawa was founded in 1889. It was linked with Chigasaki Station by the Sagami Line in 1921. A spur line extending from Samukawa to the west led to development of housing and industry, increasing the population of Samukawa such that by 1940 it was granted town status. The Sagami Naval Arsenal of the Imperial Japanese Navy was located in Samukawa until the end of World War II. In 2002, a large quantity of mustard gas was found buried under its former site.

Economy[edit]

Samukawa has a mixed economy. Industry includes factories operated by Nissan Kohki, a subsidiary of Nissan Motors producing automotive engines.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Tourist Attraction[edit]

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