Takikawa, Hokkaido

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Takikawa
滝川市
City
Flag of Takikawa
Flag
Location of Takikawa in Hokkaido (Sorachi Subprefecture)
Location of Takikawa in Hokkaido (Sorachi Subprefecture)
Takikawa is located in Japan
Takikawa
Takikawa
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 43°33′N 141°55′E / 43.550°N 141.917°E / 43.550; 141.917Coordinates: 43°33′N 141°55′E / 43.550°N 141.917°E / 43.550; 141.917
Country Japan
Region Hokkaido
Prefecture Hokkaido (Sorachi Subprefecture)
Government
 • Mayor Kōkichi Maeda (since April 2011)
Area
 • Total 115.82 km2 (44.72 sq mi)
Population (January 31, 2012)
 • Total 43,270
 • Density 373.68/km2 (967.8/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Platanus
- Flower Azalea and Cosmos
Address 1-2-15, Ōmachi, Takikawa-shi, Hokkaidō
073-8686
Phone number 0125-23-1234
Website Takikawa City

Takikawa (滝川市 Takikawa-shi?) is a city located in Sorachi Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan.

As of January 31, 2012, the city has an estimated population of 43,270, with 21,486 households, and the density of 373.68 persons per km². The total area is 115.82 km².

The city was founded on July 1, 1958.

History[edit]

  • 1890 Takikawa Village opened
  • 1906 Takikawa becomes a Second Class Municipality
  • 1909 Takikawa becomes a First Class Municipality. Ebeotsu Village splits off
  • 1910 Takikawa Village becomes Takikawa Town
  • 1952 Ebeotsu Village becomes Ebeotsu Town
  • July 1, 1958 Takikawa Town becomes Takikawa City
  • 1971 Ebeotsu Town merged

Famous people[edit]

Sister city[edit]

  • United StatesMassachusetts Springfield, Massachusetts, USA - an historic, American city where basketball was invented. The gasoline-powered car, motorcycle, and radio station were invented there too. It has 160,000 residents and is renowned as "The City of Homes" for its beautiful architecture.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://springfield375.org/?p=126

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