Kawane, Shizuoka

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Kawane
川根町
Former municipality
Location of Kawane in Shizuoka Prefecture
Location of Kawane in Shizuoka Prefecture
Kawane is located in Japan
Kawane
Kawane
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°57′N 138°5′E / 34.950°N 138.083°E / 34.950; 138.083Coordinates: 34°57′N 138°5′E / 34.950°N 138.083°E / 34.950; 138.083
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Tōkai)
Prefecture Shizuoka Prefecture
District Haibara
Merged April 1, 2008
(now part of Shimada)
Area
 • Total 120.48 km2 (46.52 sq mi)
Population (July 2005)
 • Total 6,236
 • Density 51.76/km2 (134.1/sq mi)
Symbols
 • Tree cryptomeria
 • Flower sakura
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Website City of Shimada

Kawane (川根町?, Kawane-chō) was a town located in Haibara District, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. It is notable for its production of Shizuoka green tea

As of July 1, 2005, the town had an estimated population of 6,236 and a density of 51.76 persons per km². The total area was 120.48 km².

On April 1, 2008, Kawane was merged into the expanded city of Shimada and thus no longer exists as an independent municipality.

Geography[edit]

There are a number of surrounding municipalities, including:

History[edit]

  • April 1, 1889 - "Shimokawane Village" founded from the merger of three pre-Meiji villages.
  • January 1, 1955 - Merged part of Ikumi Village in Shida District.
  • February 26, 1955 - Merged Sasama Village in Shida District.
  • April 1, 1955 - Shimokawane Village was reclassified as Kawane Town.
  • April 1, 2008 - Kawane Town was merged into Shimada City.

External links[edit]

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