Ogawa, Saitama

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Ogawa
小川町
Town
Ogawa town office
Ogawa town office
Flag of Ogawa
Flag
Official seal of Ogawa
Seal
Location of Ogawa in Saitama Prefecture
Location of Ogawa in Saitama Prefecture
Ogawa is located in Japan
Ogawa
Ogawa
Location of Ogawa in Saitama Prefecture
Coordinates: 36°3′24″N 139°15′42.6″E / 36.05667°N 139.261833°E / 36.05667; 139.261833Coordinates: 36°3′24″N 139°15′42.6″E / 36.05667°N 139.261833°E / 36.05667; 139.261833
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Saitama Prefecture
District Hiki
Area
 • Total 60.36 km2 (23.31 sq mi)
Population (February 2016)
 • Total 30,972
 • Density 513/km2 (1,330/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Zelkova serrata
- Flower Adonis ramosa
- Bird Japanese white-eye
Phone number 0493-72-1221
Address 55 Otsuka, Ogawa-machi, Hiki-gun, Saitama-ken 355-0392
Website Official website

Ogawa (小川町, Ogawa-machi) is a town in Hiki District, Saitama Prefecture, in the central Kantō region of Japan. As of 1 February 2016, the town had an estimated population of 30,972 and a population density of 513 persons per km². Its total area was 60.36 km².[citation needed]

Geography[edit]

Ogawa is located in central Saitama Prefecture.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The village of Ogawa was created within Hiki District, Saitama with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. Ogawa annexed the neighboring villages of Okawa, Takezawa and Yawata on February 1, 1955. Tokigawa and Tamagawa merged to form the town of Tokigawa.[citation needed]

Economy[edit]

The town was traditionally famous for Japanese traditional papermaking (washi).[citation needed]

Education[edit]

Ogawa has six elementary schools, three junior high schools, and one high school.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

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