Kawagoe Town Office
Location of Kawagoe in Mie Prefecture
|• Total||8.71 km2 (3.36 sq mi)|
|Population (November 2012)|
|• Density||1,660/km2 (4,300/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Round Leaf Holly|
|Address||280 Toyota-isshiki Minami-Udono, Kawagoe-chō, Mie-gun, Mie-ken 510-8588|
Kawagoe (川越町 Kawagoe-chō?) is a town located in Mie Prefecture, Japan. As of November 2012, the town had an estimated population of 14,435 and a population density of 1660 persons per km². The total area was 8.71 km².
The area of present-day Kawagoe was part of the holdings of Kuwana Domain in the Edo period, and was an area of large scale land reclamation projects by the Domain to increase its rice lands. During the Meiji period, Kawagoe was one of the villages established within Asake District of Mie Prefecture in 1889. Asake District was abolished in 1896, and merged with Mie District. Kawagoe village was raised to town status on October 17, 1957.
- Kumiko Ogura – professional badminton player
Media related to Kawagoe, Mie at Wikimedia Commons
- Kawagoe official website (Japanese)