Nakai, Kanagawa

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Nakai

中井町
Town
Nakai Town Hall
Nakai Town Hall
Flag of Nakai
Flag
Official seal of Nakai
Seal
Location of Nakai in Kanagawa Prefecture
Location of Nakai in Kanagawa Prefecture
Nakai is located in Japan
Nakai
Nakai
 
Coordinates: 35°20′N 139°13′E / 35.333°N 139.217°E / 35.333; 139.217Coordinates: 35°20′N 139°13′E / 35.333°N 139.217°E / 35.333; 139.217
CountryJapan
RegionKantō
PrefectureKanagawa Prefecture
DistrictAshigarakami
Area
 • Total20.02 km2 (7.73 sq mi)
Population
 (June 1, 2012)
 • Total9,871
 • Density493/km2 (1,280/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreeOsmanthus fragrans
- FlowerPlatycodon grandiflorus
- BirdEgret
Phone number0465-81-1111
Address56 Asahikubo, Naki-machi, Ashigarakami-gun, Kanagawa-ken 259-0153
Websitehttp://www.town.nakai.kanagawa.jp/

Nakai (中井町, Nakai-machi) is a town located in 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 is 20.02 km².

Geography[edit]

Nakai is located in the hills of western Kanagawa Prefecture.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

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.

Economy[edit]

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.

Transportation[edit]

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[edit]

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