Kawajima, Saitama

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Kawajima
川島町
Town
Kawajima town office
Kawajima town office
Flag of Kawajima
Flag
Official seal of Kawajima
Seal
Location of Kawajima in Saitama Prefecture
Location of Kawajima in Saitama Prefecture
Kawajima is located in Japan
Kawajima
Kawajima
 
Coordinates: 35°58′55.4″N 139°28′53.6″E / 35.982056°N 139.481556°E / 35.982056; 139.481556Coordinates: 35°58′55.4″N 139°28′53.6″E / 35.982056°N 139.481556°E / 35.982056; 139.481556
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Saitama Prefecture
District Hiki
Area
 • Total 41.63 km2 (16.07 sq mi)
Population (February 2016)
 • Total 20,575
 • Density 494/km2 (1,280/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Osmanthus fragrans
- Flower Iris
- Bird Eurasian skylark
Phone number 049-299-1751
Address 1175 Hiranuma, Kawajima-machi, Hiki-gun, Saitama-ken 350-0192
Website Official website

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, 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).

Geography[edit]

Kawajima is located in the Arakawa River drainage basis in central Saitama Prefecture.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

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.

Economy[edit]

Honda has an assembly plant in Kawajima, which is a major local employer.

Education[edit]

Kawajima has six elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

  • Kawajima does not have any passenger rail service

Highway[edit]

Airports[edit]

Noted people from Kawaji[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Kawajima, Saitama at Wikimedia Commons