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Mikawa town hall
Location of Mikawa in Akita Prefecture
|• Total||33.22 km2 (12.83 sq mi)|
|Population (October 2015)|
|• Density||230/km2 (600/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Zelkova serrata|
|- Flower||Brassica rapa|
|Address||85 Nishida, Yokoyama Aze Mikawa-machi, Higashitagawa-gun, Yamagata-ken 997-1301|
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).
Mikawa is located in the coastal plains of northeast Yamagata Prefecture.
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.
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.
The economy of Mikawa is based on agriculture.
Mikawa has three elementary schools and one middle school.
Mikawa is not served by any railroads.
Twin towns — Sister cities
Noted people from Mikawa
- "US-Japan Sister Cities by State". Asia Matters for America. Honolulu, HI: East-West Center. Retrieved 20 November 2015.
Media related to Mikawa, Yamagata at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (in Japanese)