Mikawa, Yamagata

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Mikawa
三川町
Town
Mikawa town hall
Mikawa town hall
Flag of Mikawa
Flag
Official seal of Mikawa
Seal
Location of Mikawa in Akita Prefecture
Location of Mikawa in Akita Prefecture
Mikawa is located in Japan
Mikawa
Mikawa
 
Coordinates: 38°47′40.5″N 139°50′58.9″E / 38.794583°N 139.849694°E / 38.794583; 139.849694Coordinates: 38°47′40.5″N 139°50′58.9″E / 38.794583°N 139.849694°E / 38.794583; 139.849694
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Yamagata
District Higashitagawa
Area
 • Total 33.22 km2 (12.83 sq mi)
Population (October 2015)
 • Total 7,639
 • Density 230/km2 (600/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Zelkova serrata
- Flower Brassica rapa
Phone number 0235-66-3111
Address 85 Nishida, Yokoyama Aze Mikawa-machi, Higashitagawa-gun, Yamagata-ken 997-1301
Website Official website
Shonai Roadside Station

Mikawa (三川町, Mikawa-machi) is a town located in Higashitagawa District, Yamagata Prefecture, in the Tohoku region of northern Japan. As of October 2015, the town had an estimated population of 7,639 and a population density of 230 persons per km². The total area was 33.22 square kilometres (13 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Mikawa is located in the coastal plains of northeast Yamagata Prefecture.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

Climate[edit]

Mikawa has a Humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification Dfa) with large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. Precipitation is significant throughout the year, but is heaviest from August to October.

History[edit]

The area of present-day Mikawa was part of ancient Dewa Province. After the start of the Meiji period, the area became part of Higashitagawa District, Yamagata Prefecture. The village of Mikawa was established on January 1, 1955 by the amalgamation of Yokoyama and Oshikiri villages with Togō Village from Nishitagawa District. It was elevated to town status on June 1, 1968.

Economy[edit]

The economy of Mikawa is based on agriculture.

Education[edit]

Mikawa has three elementary schools and one middle school.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Mikawa is not served by any railroads.

Highway[edit]

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Noted people from Mikawa[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US-Japan Sister Cities by State". Asia Matters for America. Honolulu, HI: East-West Center. Retrieved 20 November 2015. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Mikawa, Yamagata at Wikimedia Commons