Hayakawa, Yamanashi

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Hayakawa

早川町
Town
Akasawa district in Hayakawa Town
Akasawa district in Hayakawa Town
Flag of Hayakawa
Flag
Official seal of Hayakawa
Seal
Location of Hayakawa in Yamanashi Prefecture
Location of Hayakawa in Yamanashi Prefecture
Hayakawa is located in Japan
Hayakawa
Hayakawa
 
Coordinates: 35°25′N 138°22′E / 35.417°N 138.367°E / 35.417; 138.367Coordinates: 35°25′N 138°22′E / 35.417°N 138.367°E / 35.417; 138.367
CountryJapan
RegionChūbu
Tōkai
PrefectureYamanashi Prefecture
DistrictMinamikoma
Government
 • MayorKazuyoshi Tsuji (since November 1980)
Area
 • Total369.86 km2 (142.80 sq mi)
Population
(July 1, 2012)
 • Total11,660
 • Density3.14/km2 (8.1/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
City symbols 
• TreeCercidiphyllum japonicum
• FlowerRhododendron
• BirdCrested kingfisher
• MammalSika deer
Phone number0556-45-2511
Address758 Koju Hayakawa-cho Minimikoma-gun, Yamanashi-ken 409-2702
Websitehttp://www.town.hayakawa.yamanashi.jp/

Hayakawa (早川町, Hayakawa-chō) is a town located in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. As of July 2012, the town had an estimated population of 1,160, and a population density of 3.13 persons per km2. The total area is 369.86  km2. It has the smallest population of any town in Japan. Hayakawa is on the list of The Most Beautiful Villages in Japan, established in 2005.

Geography[edit]

Hayakawa is located in far southwestern Yamanashi Prefecture. The Hayakawa River, a tributary of the Fuji River runs through the town. Some 96% of the town's area is covered by forest and mountains.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

Yamanashi Prefecture

Shizuoka Prefecture

History[edit]

The town of Hayakawa was created on September 23, 1956 through the merger of six villages.

Transportation[edit]

Hayakawa is not served by rail or by highway. The nearest rail station is Minobu on the Minobu Line, with bus services very infrequently.

External links[edit]

Media related to Hayakawa, Yamanashi at Wikimedia Commons