Ishikawa Town Hall
Location of Ishikawa in Fukushima Prefecture
|• Total||115.71 km2 (44.68 sq mi)|
|Population (November 2014)|
|• Density||145/km2 (380/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Bird||Japanese bush warbler|
|Address||153-2 Shimoizumi, Ishikawa-machi, Ishikawa-gun, Fukushima-ken 963-7858|
Ishikawa (石川町 Ishikawa-machi?) is a town located in Ishikawa District, Fukushima Prefecture, in northern Honshū, Japan. As of November 2014, the town had an estimated population of 16,791 and a population density of 145 persons per km². The total area was 115.71 square kilometres (44.7 sq mi).
Ishikawa is located in south-central Fukushima prefecture.
- Rivers: Abukuma River
The village of Ishikawa was formed on April 1, 1889 with the creation of the municipalities system. It was promoted to town status on March 27, 1894. During World War II, the town had a secret uranium mine for the Japanese atomic bomb project. The town expanded by annexing the neighboring villages of Sawada, Nogisawa, Bobata, Nakatani and Yamahashi on March 31, 1955.
The economy of Ishikawa is primarily based on agriculture.
- Fukushima Prefectural Ishikawa High School
- Ishikawa High School
- Ishikawa Middle School
- Ishikawa Sawada Middle School
- Ishikawa Gijuku Middle School
- Ishikawa Elementary School
- Ishikawa Sawada Elementary School
- Ishikawa Nogisawa Elementary School
- Ishikawa Bobata Elementary School
- Ishikawa Nakatani No. 1 Elementary School
- Ishikawa Nakatani No. 2 Elementary School
- Ishikawa Yamagata Elementary School
- Ishikawa Minami-Yamagata Elementary School
- Bobata Onsen
- Nekonaki Onsen
- Katakura Onsen
- Ishikawa journal, Martin Fackler, New York Times website Sept 5th 2011
Media related to Ishikawa, Fukushima at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (Japanese)