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Location of Kōhoku in Saga Prefecture
|• Mayor||Kenichi Tanaka|
|• Total||24.48 km2 (9.45 sq mi)|
|Population (February 1, 2009)|
|• Density||390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)|
|• Tree||Ilex integra|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|City hall address||1651-1 Ōaza Yamaguchi, Kōhoku-chō, Kishima-gun, Saga-ken
Kōhoku (江北町 Kōhoku-machi?) is a town located in Kishima District, Saga Prefecture, Japan. It is known as a crossroads for railways and national highways, and as such has dubbed itself "the navel of Saga".
- Mountains: The northern part of the city is gradually mountainous.
- Rivers: Rokkaku River, Ushizu River
- April 1, 1932 - The villages of Oda (小田村), Yamaguchi (山口村), and Sarushi (佐留志村) merge to form the village of Kōhoku.
- April 1, 1952- The village of Kōhoku gains town status.
- September 30, 1956 - Part of the village of Teisen (砥川村) from Ogi District merges with Kōhoku.
- Kōhoku Junior High School (江北町立江北中学校)
- Kōhoku Elementary School (江北町立江北小学校)
- The closest airport is Saga Airport.
- Station(s): Hizen-Yamaguchi
- Lines: Nagasaki Main Line, Sasebo Line
- To Major Cities
- To Fukuoka, as well as the nearest Shinkansen station:
- To Nagasaki: About 1 hour and 10 minutes by limited express, about 2 hours and 10 minutes by local train
- To Sasebo: About 55 minutes by limited express, about 1 hour and 10 minutes by local train
- Expressways: None
- National Highway: Route 34, Route 207
- Prefectural Roads: Saga Prefectural Route 35
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