Higashikagawa, Kagawa

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Higashikagawa

東かがわ市
Flag of Higashikagawa
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Official seal of Higashikagawa
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Location of Higashikagawa in Kagawa Prefecture
Location of Higashikagawa in Kagawa Prefecture
Higashikagawa is located in Japan
Higashikagawa
Higashikagawa
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°15′N 134°22′E / 34.250°N 134.367°E / 34.250; 134.367Coordinates: 34°15′N 134°22′E / 34.250°N 134.367°E / 34.250; 134.367
CountryJapan
RegionShikoku
PrefectureKagawa Prefecture
Area
 • Total152.83 km2 (59.01 sq mi)
Population
 (May 1, 2017)
 • Total31,753
 • Density210/km2 (540/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (JST)
Websitewww.higashikagawa.jp

Higashikagawa (東かがわ市, Higashikagawa-shi), meaning "East Kagawa", is a city located in Kagawa Prefecture, Japan.

As of May 2017, the city has an estimated population of 31,753 and a population density of 210 persons per km².[1] The total area is 153.19 km².[2]

The modern city of Higashikagawa was established on April 1, 2003, from the merger of three towns from the eastern part of the former Ōkawa District: Hiketa, Ōchi and Shirotori. Ōkawa District was dissolved as a result of the formation of Higashikagawa.

Higashikagawa is famed for its wasanbon production.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statistics of Higashikagawa City" (in Japanese). Japan: Higashikagawa Town. Retrieved 9 May 2017.
  2. ^ "Overview of Higashikagawa City" (in Japanese). Japan: Higashikagawa Town. Retrieved 9 May 2017.

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