Kawasaki, Miyagi

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Kawasaki
川崎町
Town
Kamafusa Lake in Kawasaki
Kamafusa Lake in Kawasaki
Flag of Kawasaki
Flag
Official seal of Kawasaki
Seal
Location of Kawasaki in Miyagi Prefecture
Location of Kawasaki in Miyagi Prefecture
Kawasaki is located in Japan
Kawasaki
Kawasaki
 
Coordinates: 38°10′40.4″N 140°38′23″E / 38.177889°N 140.63972°E / 38.177889; 140.63972Coordinates: 38°10′40.4″N 140°38′23″E / 38.177889°N 140.63972°E / 38.177889; 140.63972
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Miyagi
District Shibata
Area
 • Total 270.77 km2 (104.54 sq mi)
Population (August 2017)
 • Total 8,950
 • Density 33/km2 (90/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Enkianthus perulatus
- Flower Rhododendron subg. Hymenanthes
Phone number 0224-55-2111
Address Maekawa Urate 175-1, Kawasaki-machi, Shibata-gun, Miyagi-ken 989-1592
Website Official website
Kawasaki town hall

Kawasaki (川崎町, Kawasaki-machi) is a town located in Shibata District, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 August 2017, the town had an estimated population of 8,950 and a population density of 33 persons per km² in 3,298 households[1] The total area of the town was 270.77 square kilometres (104.54 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Kawasaki is located in south-western Miyagi Prefecture, bordered by the Ōu Mountains to the west. Mount Zaō (1840.8 meters) is partly within the borders of Kawasaki. About 85% of the town area is classified as mountainous. Kawasaki has a humid climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa) characterized by mild summers and cold winters. The average annual temperature in Kawasaki is 11.0 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1318 mm with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 24.1 °C, and lowest in January, at around -0.9 °C.[2]

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Per Japanese census data,[3] the population of Kawasaki has remained fairly over the past 40 years.

Census Year Population
1970 10,344
1980 10,636
1990 10,797
2000 10,871
2010 9,978

History[edit]

The area of present-day Kawasaki was part of ancient Mutsu Province, and was part of the holdings of Sendai Domain under the Edo period Tokugawa shogunate. The village of Kawasaki was established on April 1, 1889 with the establishment of post-Meiji restoration modern municipalities system. It was promoted to town status on May 3, 1948. Kawasaki merged with the neighboring town of Tomioka on April 20, 1955.

Economy[edit]

The economy of Kawasaki is largely based on agriculture and forestry.

Education[edit]

  • Kawasaki has four public elementary schools and two public middle schools operated by the town government, one public high school operated by the Miyagi Prefectural Board of Education.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Kawasaki is not served by any passenger train lines.

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Kawasaki, Miyagi at Wikimedia Commons