Inagawa town hall
Location of Inagawa in Hyōgo Prefecture
|• Mayor||Chohji Fukuda (福田長治)|
|• Total||90.41 km2 (34.91 sq mi)|
|Population (Dec 2012)|
|• Density||350/km2 (900/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|City hall address||Ueno-aza-Kitahata 11-1, Inagawa, Hyogo, Japan
This town is located in southeastern part of Hyogo Prefecture.
As of Dec 2012, the town has an estimated population of 31,381. The total area is 90.41 km².
While this town is comparatively close to central Osaka, it is abundant in nature.
In southern part of Inagawa, there are three large new towns, Hankyu-Nissei-newtown(阪急日生ニュータウン),Inagawa-Parktown(猪名川パークタウン), and Tsutsujigaoka(つつじが丘). These three newtowns are the centre of Inagawa Town. Inagawa is a commuter's town of Osaka or Kobe.
The famous Tada silver-and-copper mine (多田銀銅山) is located in the southern part of Inagawa. It is claimed, with some uncertainty, that Toyotomi Hideyoshi's treasures are buried there.
The mascot of Inagawa is Inabō(いなぼう), a character of a Wild boar
- Inagawa River (猪名川)
- neighboring cities
Before 12th century, mining of Tada silver-and-copper mine was started.
In 1955, Nakatani Village (中谷村) and Mutsuse Village (六瀬村) merged and became Inagawa Town.
- successive townmayors
- Mitsuo Uegami (上神光雄)
- Kazumi Miyahigashi (宮東一三)
- Yasuo Sanada (真田保男)
- Chōji Fukuda (福田長治)(present, since Nov 2009)
Inagawa has one sister city:
People from Inagawa
- Tatsuya Ikeda (池田達也)(a pro footballplayer)
- Maiko Nakaoka (中岡麻衣子)(a pro footballplayer)
- Eriko Hirose (廣瀬栄理子)
- Nobuyuki Mori (森信行)(a musician)
- Ayumu Yamamoto (山本歩)(a pro baseballplayer)
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