Kawajima town office
Location of Kawajima in Saitama Prefecture
|• Total||41.63 km2 (16.07 sq mi)|
|Population (February 2016)|
|• Density||494/km2 (1,280/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Osmanthus fragrans|
|- Bird||Eurasian skylark|
|Address||1175 Hiranuma, Kawajima-machi, Hiki-gun, Saitama-ken 350-0192|
Kawajima (川島町 Kawajima-machi) is a town located in Hiki District, Saitama Prefecture, in the central Kantō region of Japan. As of 1 February 2016[update], the town had an estimated population of 20,575 and a population density of 494 persons per km². Its total area was 41.63 square kilometres (16.07 sq mi).
Kawajima is located in the Arakawa River drainage basis in central Saitama Prefecture.
The village of Kawajima was created on November 3, 1954 by the merger of the villages of Nakamura, Igusa, Mionoya, Demaru, Yatsuho, and Omino. It was elevated to town status on November 3, 1972.
Honda has an assembly plant in Kawajima, which is a major local employer.
Kawajima has six elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school.
- Kawajima does not have any passenger rail service
Noted people from Kawaji
- Taimei Yamaguchi, politician
Media related to Kawajima, Saitama at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (in Japanese)