Kōhoku, Saga

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Kōhoku
江北町
Town
View of Kōhoku Town
View of Kōhoku Town
Flag of Kōhoku
Flag
Official seal of Kōhoku
Emblem
Location of Kōhoku in Saga Prefecture
Location of Kōhoku in Saga Prefecture
Kōhoku is located in Japan
Kōhoku
Kōhoku
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 33°13′N 130°9′E / 33.217°N 130.150°E / 33.217; 130.150Coordinates: 33°13′N 130°9′E / 33.217°N 130.150°E / 33.217; 130.150
Country Japan
Region Kyushu
Prefecture Saga Prefecture
District Kishima
Government
 • Mayor Kenichi Tanaka
Area
 • Total 24.48 km2 (9.45 sq mi)
Population (October 1, 2016)
 • Total 9,524
 • Density 390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Symbols
 • Tree Ilex integra
 • Flower Narcissus
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address 1651-1 Ōaza Yamaguchi, Kōhoku-chō, Kishima-gun, Saga-ken
849-0592
Website www.town.kouhoku.saga.jp

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".

Geography[edit]

Adjoining Municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

  • 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.

Education[edit]

  • 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)

Transportation[edit]

Air[edit]

Rail[edit]

  • Station(s): Hizen-Yamaguchi
  • Lines: Nagasaki Main Line, Sasebo Line
  • To Major Cities
    • To Fukuoka, as well as the nearest Shinkansen station:
      • About 45 minutes by the limited express Kamome
      • About 1 hour and 40 minutes by local train, changing at Tosu
    • 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

Road[edit]

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