Inagawa town hall
Location of Inagawa in Hyōgo Prefecture
|• Mayor||Chohji Fukuda (福田長治)|
|• Total||90.41 km2 (34.91 sq mi)|
|• Density||350/km2 (900/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (JST)|
|City hall address||Ueno-aza-Kitahata 11-1, Inagawa, Hyogo, Japan|
Inagawa (猪名川町 Inagawa-chō) is a town located in Kawabe District in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. As of Dec 2012, the town has an estimated population of 31,381. The total area is 90.41 km². The famous Tada 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.
This town is located in southeastern part of Hyogo Prefecture. While this town is comparatively close to central Osaka, it is abundant in nature with much of nature remains in the northern part of Inagawa, with firefly, Japanese giant salamander and rhacophorus arboreus still live there. In southern part of Inagawa, there are three large new towns, the 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) and are located on the centre of Inagawa. Inagawa is a commuter's town of Osaka or Kobe.
- Inagawa River (猪名川)
Before 12th century, mining of Tada silver-and-copper mine was started. In 1955, Nakatani Village and Mutsuse Village merged and became Inagawa Town.
- 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), professional football player
- Maiko Nakaoka (中岡麻衣子), professional football player
- Eriko Hirose (廣瀬栄理子)
- Nobuyuki Mori (森信行), musician
- Ayumu Yamamoto (山本歩), professional football player
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