Kanda, Fukuoka

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Kanda
苅田町
Town
Flag of Kanda
Flag
Official seal of Kanda
Emblem
Location of Kanda in Fukuoka Prefecture
Location of Kanda in Fukuoka Prefecture
Kanda is located in Japan
Kanda
Kanda
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 33°47′N 130°59′E / 33.783°N 130.983°E / 33.783; 130.983Coordinates: 33°47′N 130°59′E / 33.783°N 130.983°E / 33.783; 130.983
Country Japan
Region Kyushu
Prefecture Fukuoka Prefecture
District Miyako
Area
 • Total 46.46 km2 (17.94 sq mi)
Population (April 30, 2017)
 • Total 36,957
 • Density 800/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Symbols
 • Tree Cinnamomum camphora
 • Flower Pansy
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Website www.town.kanda.lg.jp

Kanda (苅田町, Kanda-machi) is a town located in Miyako District, Fukuoka Prefecture, on the Japanese home island of Kyushu, which is one of the four main islands.

As of April 30, 2017, the town has an estimated population of 36,957 and a density of 800 persons per km².[1] The total area is 46.46 km².

Nishinippon Institute of Technology is located in the town.

Future merger[edit]

A majority of local residents favor remaining an independent municipality, but voices calling for a merger with the neighboring city of Kitakyūshū remain.[2]

Economy[edit]

The Nissan Motor Kyushu factory started operation in Kanda in 1975.[3]

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