Tagawa city hall
Location of Tagawa in Fukuoka Prefecture
|• Mayor||Nobukatsu Itoh (since May 2003)|
|• Total||54.52 km2 (21.05 sq mi)|
|Population (May 31, 2011)|
|• Density||937.78/km2 (2,428.8/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Ginkgo biloba, Osmanthus|
|Address||Chuo 1-1, Tagawa City, Fukuoka Prefecture (福岡県田川市中央町１の１)
Tagawa was historically a coal mining city, and is easily recognizable by its two tall chimneys located near Tagawa-Ita (田川伊田駅). Currently active industries in Tagawa include limestone and cement production. Tirol (チロル) miniature chocolates are manufactured in Tagawa. The TRIAL Kyushu warehouse is located in Ita-machi, and services TRIAL discount stores in all prefectures in Kyushu.
Tagawa is serviced by two main JR stations, Tagawa-Ita (田川伊田) and Tagawa-Gotōji (田川後藤寺). These stations provide transport links to Kokura, Hita, and Shin-Iizuka via the Hitahikosan Line (日田彦山線) and Gotōji Line (後藤寺線). In addition, the private rail company Heisei Chikuho Railway Line (terminal points: Yukuhashi and Nōgata) makes major stops at both Tagawa-Ita and Tagawa-Gotōji.
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