Nakai Town Hall
Location of Nakai in Kanagawa Prefecture
|• Total||20.02 km2 (7.73 sq mi)|
|Population (June 1, 2012)|
|• Density||493/km2 (1,280/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Osmanthus fragrans|
|- Flower||Platycodon grandiflorus|
|Address||56 Asahikubo, Naki-machi, Ashigarakami-gun, Kanagawa-ken 259-0153|
|Website||Town of Nakai HP|
Nakai (中井町? Nakai-machi) is a town located in Ashigarakami District, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. As of June 2012, the town had an estimated population of 9,871 and a population density of 493 persons per km². The total area was 20.02 km².
Nakai is located in the hills of western Kanagawa Prefecture.
During the Edo period, the area around present-day Nakai was part of Odawara Domain in Sagami Province. After the Meiji Restoration, it became part of Ashigarakami District in Kanagawa Prefecture. Nakai village was formed on April 1, 1889. It merged with neighboring Iguchi village on April 1, 1908. The village was elevated to town status on December 1, 1958.
The town economy is primarily agricultural, with dairy farming, mandarin oranges predominating. An industrial zone established near the Tōmei Expressway has attracted a number of industries, including Fuji Xerox, Terumo and Nippon Express.
Nakai has no train service, and is not on a national highway, although the Tōmei Expressway bisects the town. Nakai can be reached by Kanagawa Prefectural Route 71 or 77.
Noted People from Nakai
- Official website in Japanese
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