Mutsuzawa Town Hall
Location of Mutsuzawa in Chiba Prefecture
|• Total||35.59 km2 (13.74 sq mi)|
|Population (April 2012)|
|• Density||202/km2 (520/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Plum tree|
|- Flower||Satsuki azalea|
|Address||1650 Shimonogō, Mutsuzawa-machi, Chōsei-gun, Chiba-ken
|Website||Town of Mutsuzawa|
Mutsuzawa (睦沢町? Mutsuzawa-machi) is a town located in Chōsei District, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. As of April 2012, the town has an estimated population of 7,185 and a population density of 202 persons per km². The total area is 35.59 km².
Located in the mountainous area that divides the center of Bōsō Peninsula, Mutsuzawa has little flat terrain. The town consists primarily of rolling, sometimes steep, hills.
Mutsuzawa has been settled since ancient times, and has several burial mounds from the Kofun period. Myōraku-ji, a temple founded in the Heian period, houses a wooden statue of the seated Dainichi Nyorai which has been designated one of the Important Cultural Properties of Japan. In the Edo period, Mutsuzawa was part of Ōtaki Domain.
The modern village of Mutsuzawa was formed in 1955 as a merger of the villages of Tsuchimutsu, Mizusawa, and a portion of the town of Chōnan. It was elevated to town status in 1983.
Mutsuzawa's agricultural areas produce rice and milk. The town also has some natural gas reserves.
Mutsuzawa is not serviced by train.
- Chiba Prefectural Road 148
- Chiba Prefectural Road 150
- Chiba Prefectural Road 151
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