Miyawaka

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Miyawaka
宮若市
Miyawaka city hall
Miyawaka city hall
Flag of Miyawaka
Location of Miyawaka in Fukuoka Prefecture
Location of Miyawaka in Fukuoka Prefecture
Miyawaka is located in Japan
Miyawaka
Miyawaka
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 33°43′N 130°40′E / 33.717°N 130.667°E / 33.717; 130.667Coordinates: 33°43′N 130°40′E / 33.717°N 130.667°E / 33.717; 130.667
CountryJapan
RegionKyushu
PrefectureFukuoka Prefecture
Government
 • MayorHidetoshi Shiokawa (from March 2022)
Area
 • Total139.99 km2 (54.05 sq mi)
Population
 (April 1, 2017)
 • Total27,544
 • Density200/km2 (510/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+09:00 (JST)
Websitewww.city.miyawaka.lg.jp

Miyawaka (宮若市, Miyawaka-shi) is a city located in Fukuoka, Japan. As of April 1, 2017, the city had a population of 27,544 and a population density of 200 persons per km2. The total area is 139.99 km2.

The modern city of Miyawaka was established in February 11, 2006, from the merger of the towns of Miyata and Wakamiya (both from Kurate District). The new city took its name from portions of the two older town names from which it was formed, Miyata, Wakamiya,

Since February 1991, Toyota Motor Kyushu has been based in Miyawaka, building both Toyota and Lexus models.[1]

A firefly festival is held at Nishikura no Oka Sports Park. At the beginning of June, many fireflies dance around the whole park.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Affiliates (Toyota wholly-owned subsidiaries)-Toyota Motor Kyushu, Inc". Toyota Motor Corporation. 2012. Retrieved 2014-02-14.
  2. ^ "Miyawaka Firefly Festival". crossroadfukuoka.jp. Retrieved 12 April 2016.

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