Kawakita, Ishikawa

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Kawakita
川北町
Kawakita Town Hall
Kawakita Town Hall
Flag of Kawakita
Official seal of Kawakita
Location of Kawakita in Ishikawa Prefecture
Location of Kawakita in Ishikawa Prefecture
Kawakita is located in Japan
Kawakita
Kawakita
 
Coordinates: 36°28′7″N 136°32′32.6″E / 36.46861°N 136.542389°E / 36.46861; 136.542389Coordinates: 36°28′7″N 136°32′32.6″E / 36.46861°N 136.542389°E / 36.46861; 136.542389
CountryJapan
RegionChūbu
Hokuriku
PrefectureIshikawa
DistrictNomi
Area
 • Total14.64 km2 (5.65 sq mi)
Population
 (March 1, 2018)
 • Total6,282
 • Density430/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
City symbols 
- TreeZelkova serrata
- FlowerDianthus
- BirdEurasian skylark
Phone number076-277-1111
Address174 Hitoshiya, Kawakita-machi, Nomi-gun, Ishikawa-ken 923-1295
WebsiteOfficial website

Kawakita (川北町, Kawakita-machi) is a town located in Nomi District, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. As of 31 January 2018, the town had an estimated population of 6,282 in 1939 households, and a population density of 430 persons per km2.[1] The total area of the town was 14.64 square kilometres (5.65 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Kawakita occupies the northern bank of the Tedori River, sandwiched between the cities of Hakusan to the north and Nomi to the south. It is flatland, subject to flooding. The town has a humid continental climate (Köppen Cfa) characterized by mild summers and cold winters with heavy snowfall. The average annual temperature in Kawakita is 14.2 °C. The average annual rainfall is 2535 mm with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 26.7 °C, and lowest in January, at around 2.8 °C.[2]

Neighbouring municipalities[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Per Japanese census data,[3] the population of Kawakita has grown over the past 40 years.

Census Year Population
1970 4,267
1980 4,256
1990 4,554
2000 4,922
2010 6,147

History[edit]

The area around Kawakita was part of ancient Kaga Province. The area became part of Kaga Domain under the Edo period Tokugawa shogunate. Following the Meiji restoration, the area was organised into Nomi District, Ishikawa. The villages of Nakajima, Kusabuka, and Sunagawa were founded on April 1, 1889 with the establishment of the modern municipalities system. These three villages merged on Augsu 5, 1907 to form the village of Kawakita. Kawakita was raised to town status on April 1, 1980.

Economy[edit]

Agriculture and the manufacture of electrical components is important to the local economy.

Education[edit]

Kawakita has three public elementary schools and one public middle school operated by the town government. The town does not have a public high school.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

  • The town does not have any passenger rail service.

Highway[edit]

National Route 8

Local attractions[edit]

  • Kawakita Festival

References[edit]

External links[edit]