Inagawa, Hyōgo

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Inagawa

猪名川町
Town
Inagawa town hall
Inagawa town hall
Flag of Inagawa
Flag
Official seal of Inagawa
Emblem
Location of Inagawa in Hyōgo Prefecture
Location of Inagawa in Hyōgo Prefecture
Inagawa is located in Japan
Inagawa
Inagawa
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°54′N 135°23′E / 34.900°N 135.383°E / 34.900; 135.383Coordinates: 34°54′N 135°23′E / 34.900°N 135.383°E / 34.900; 135.383
CountryJapan
RegionKansai
PrefectureHyōgo Prefecture
DistrictKawabe
Government
 • MayorChohji Fukuda (福田長治)
Area
 • Total90.41 km2 (34.91 sq mi)
Population
 (Dec 2012)
 • Total31,381
 • Density350/km2 (900/sq mi)
Symbols
 • TreePine
 • FlowerAzalea
Time zoneUTC+9 (JST)
City hall addressUeno-aza-Kitahata 11-1, Inagawa, Hyogo, Japan
666-0292
Websitewww.town.inagawa.hyogo.jp

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.

Geography[edit]

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.

  • River
    • Inagawa River (猪名川)

Neighbouring municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

Before 12th century, mining of Tada silver-and-copper mine was started. In 1955, Nakatani Village and Mutsuse Village merged and became Inagawa Town.

In 1978, Nose Electric Railway Nissei Line was opened to traffic.

Administration[edit]

Town mayors[edit]

  • 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)

Sister cities[edit]

Inagawa has one sister city:

People from Inagawa[edit]

  • 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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