Kaminokawa, Tochigi

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Kaminokawa
上三川町
Town
Kaminokawa Town Office
Kaminokawa Town Office
Flag of Kaminokawa
Flag
Official seal of Kaminokawa
Seal
Location of Kaminokawa in Tochigi Prefecture
Location of Kaminokawa in Tochigi Prefecture
Kaminokawa is located in Japan
Kaminokawa
Kaminokawa
 
Coordinates: 36°26′21.5″N 139°54′35.5″E / 36.439306°N 139.909861°E / 36.439306; 139.909861Coordinates: 36°26′21.5″N 139°54′35.5″E / 36.439306°N 139.909861°E / 36.439306; 139.909861
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Tochigi Prefecture
District Kawachi
Area
 • Total 54.39 km2 (21.00 sq mi)
Population (May 2015)
 • Total 31,024
 • Density 570/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Ginkgo biloba
- Flower Calabash
- Bird Egret
Phone number 0285-56-9111
Address Shirasagi 1-1, Kaminokawa-machi, Kawachi-gun, Tochigi-ken 329-0696
Website Official website

Kaminokawa (上三川町 Kaminokawa-machi?) is a town located in Kawachi District, Tochigi Prefecture, in the northern Kantō region of Japan. As of May 2015, the town had an estimated population of 31,024 and a population density of 570 persons per km². Its total area was 54.39 km².

Geography[edit]

Kaminokawa is located in the southeast corner of Tochigi Prefecture.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The villages of Kaminokawa, Hongo and Tako were created within Haga District on April 1, 1889 with the creation of the municipalities system. On December 26, 1891 Tako Village was renamed Meiji Village. Kaminokawa was elevated to town status on July 1, 1893. On April 29, 1955 Kaminokawa annexed Meiji and Hongo.

Economy[edit]

The Nissan Tochigi plant is located within Kaminokawa and is a major local employer.

Education[edit]

Kaminokawa has seven primary schools, three middle schools and one high school.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Kaminokawa is not served by any passenger train services.

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Kaminokawa, Tochigi at Wikimedia Commons